Friday, August 29, 2014

The Sunshine Hotel is shrinking on the Bowery

[Photo from July 2012 by Bobby Williams]

Catching up to this item from The Commercial Observer on Monday.

Owner Roseann Carone is downsizing the Sunshine Hotel space, converting the second and third floors of the SRO at 241 Bowery into commercial lofts. The space is adjacent to the New Museum and above Mathieu Palombino's Bowery Diner/Chez Jef on the ground-floor.

The Sunshine Hotel residents, which now number 30 to 40, occupy the complex's neighboring building at 239 Bowery near Stanton Street.

According to the Observer, the three-story 241 Bowery had 34 beds on the second floor and 52 beds on the third floor. The residents apparently had not been using the space that workers will be converting into office space. The Sunshine Hotel is one of the remaining Skid Row Bowery holdouts that has been on deathwatch the past 10 years.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Q-and-A with Michael Dominic, director of 'Sunshine Hotel'


Anonymous said...

you can relive the good ol' day by watching 'on the bowery', directed by lionel rogosin.


Anonymous said...

There is a documentary called 'Sunshine Hotel'. Highly recommended. Came out in 2001 I think. I saw it a few years ago.

EV Grieve said...

@ anon 10:15

Wrote all about it in the post directly below this one!

Anonymous said...

Sorry jumped the gun on that one.
I had friends who lived there. This is the type of housing that is needed for a lot of people. I'm guessing it would be much cheaper than new construction.

Anonymous said...

go to google street view and stand on the corner of stanton and the bowery, and then click down stanton. there is an old street view scape mixed in there. you can compare the same corner from a couple of years go to now. it's suprising how different it looks.