10/1/09

Is New York's Tackiest Hotel For Sale?

Rumors are swirling in the Cooper Square neighborhood that the universally despised and poorly received D-list magnet, The Cooper Square Hotel, has quietly been put on the market. Our information comes from a well-connected source to the large white shaft who knows both insiders and consultants working for the property's investors. The source said that there simply isn't enough tourist business in the worsening luxury hotel economy, and that Andre Balazs's The Standard Hotel has gobbled up all the glitz and glamour that the Cooper Square had hoped to attract. Not helping matters were the stinking reviews of Govind Armstrong's Table 8 restaurant in CSH which had hoped to seduce what's left of the New York's shrinking fashion and media elite. The Standard, on the other hand, has been receiving praises from top to bottom on all aspects of their rooms, service, and various restaurants and has lured the city's most sought after waiters, hostesses, and managers with generous salaries as well as the scene-making crowd that ensures the lemmings will follow them with full wallets. Adding to the mess, is the persistent story about the feuds between the CSH developing partners and their hired henchmen. NYU, you may have just found your next dorm. Stay tuned. Click here for more background on the eyesore.

7 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

think it'll be a tear-down?

Kirby Carnegie said...

No, but just imagine the money they could raise by auctioning off the privilege of pushing the implosion button!

Bowery Boogie said...

if true, good news. however, the building will likely remain. maybe all the neighborhood blogs should pool money to push the button!

EV Grieve said...

Quite the scoop, Kirby! Well done!

Ulysses said...

This building looks like a knock-off of the Frank Gehry office building in West Chelsea. Office building aesthetics don't usually attract a fashion crowds.

Kirby Carnegie said...

Like I said, I can't prove it's true, but as long as the assholes who put it up lose their investment, at least the neighbors have a bit of schadenfreude to bask in for awhile.

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