Wednesday, July 08, 2009

27 stories on the Bowery

Curbed and the Real Deal report plans for a 27-story hotel/condo complex on the Bowery just south of Canal Street, next to the old Citizens Bank (now HSBC).

The historic Bowery Theater once stood on this site, the city's largest and most influential theater, where T. Daddy Rice introduced the blackface character Jim Crow in 1832, where Frank Chanfrau created Mose, the Irish gang-hero, where Thomashefsky first performed Hamlet in Yiddish. Now it's a Duane Reade. What will this 27-story hotel do to the Chinatown neighborhood? Look at what the 22-story hotels in the LES did to Orchard and Ludlow.

1 comment:

Bowery Boogie said...

indeed. decimated the upper reaches of Orchard.