Friday, November 18, 2011

Prepare to welcome The Standard East Village


Page Six has the following news today (via Eater):

AndrĂ© Balazs is turning the Cooper Square Hotel into The Standard East Village. Sources say the high-flying hotelier’s deal to buy the beleaguered East Fifth Street Cooper Square gem will close today. Sources added that, under Balazs and his partners, the 105-room hotel's public spaces will be reconfigured, its rooms refurbished and its restaurants overhauled over the course of the next year. The property will be The Standard's more "intimate and residential" location than its boisterous site straddling the High Line...

And, in an exclusive, we have obtained The Standard's plans for renovations right here... Not yet confirmed for authenticity...

13 comments:

Bowery Boogie said...

will people do the nasty in the windows above the bowery?

EV Grieve said...

@BB

Let's hope! Will keep us in posts for a good few weeks! And we've been lacking in full frontal nudity of late.

Stedman said...

I predict the Standard East will be a fail because the kind of people who like staying at a hotel like the Standard are not going to like the street people, the rats, the garbage, the drunk college students--all the stuff that comes with the East Village.

abrod said...

The Standard calls its new design "plebe"? Typical condescending nonsense!

nygrump said...

There are only so many people looking to rent $600 a nite rooms

Marty Wombacher said...

The Plebe Round Front Complete Toilet looks like one finely made toilet. A royal flush indeed!

Anonymous said...

The Standard is so hip. Their logo is the words "The Standard", only printed upside down!

bowery boy said...

Overhaul the restaurant again? Is that place trying to set a record of some kind? The Tribble never had a chance.

2 or 3 years and the whole thing will be back in bankruptcy again. Face the facts, until that place is a dorm, it has no chance of sustaining itself.

Kurt said...

@Stedman - "people who like staying at a hotel like the Standard are not going to like the street people, the rats, the garbage, the drunk college students"

And this is different from the Meat Packing district, how?

abrod said...

I'm just gonna wait until they put up an enormous gate like the one for 52E4 - it looks straight outta Jurassic Park. gotta keep out the rifraff though.

EV Grieve said...

I'm still holding out for a moat here. Need something to keep out the commoners.

Goggla said...

We just need one really good wind storm...

Crazy Eddie said...

"I'm still holding out for a moat here."

Combine that with Herman Cain’s electric fence and we have a winner.