New Bowery Boutique Hotel More Shocking Than a Poodle with a Mohawk
Matt Chaban Jan. 18, 2011, 2:06 p.m.
Last week it was revealed that a new boutique hotel would replace a Salvation Army shelter on the Bowery, driving the final slender, glassy nail into the old, down-and-out Bowery’s coffin.
Today, the deal with the French Louzon Group to buy the site was finalized, and with it new renderings for the project were released. The only remarkable thing about the 14-story, 65-room hotel designed by Gene Kaufman Architects is that at least it blocks out views of the unsightly 22-story condo at 52 East 4th Street, designed by notorious architect Robert Scarano and home to the likes of John Legend.
With each new project, it becomes clearer and clearer why locals want to see this side of the Bowery rezoned.