As we first reported last week, the Lightstone Group has filed new building permits for the Marriott International’s Moxy Hotels brand at 112-120 E. 11th St.
The 13-story hotel between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue is set to be 78,361 square feet. (About 250 square feet per room, per New York Yimby.)
Taking a deeper dive into the new building permit ... the Schedule A shows a lounge in the hotel's basement along with an "eating and drinking establishment with accessory terrace." The application also shows a lounge and another eating and drinking establishment on the first floor/lobby (not sure if these are connected) ... as well as a "grab n go" food and drink space. There's also another bar-restaurant planned for the top floor.
The number of eating-drinking choices in the hotel seems to fit the social Moxy brand. Per their website:
Moxy is a boutique hotel with the social heart of a hostel. A free-spirited place where you can do all that crazy fun stuff you’d never think of doing at home, together with likeminded spirits you’d otherwise never have met.
Yes, the WiFi is speedy and the cushy beds are freshly made, but more importantly, the bar is always open and the crew is always on. Whether you’re staying for the night or just a nightcap, you’ll see why it’s no place like home.
Previously on EV Grieve:
At the rally outside 112-120 E. 11th St.
Protest reminder about 112-120 E. 11th St.; plus concerns over asbestos removal
6-building complex on East 10th Street and East 11th Street sells for $127 million
Report: 300-room hotel planned for East 11th Street
Preservationists say city ignored pitch to designate part of 11th Street as a historic district
Permits filed to demolish 5 buildings on 11th Street to make way for new hotel (58 comments)
New building permits filed for 13-story Moxy Hotel on East 11th Street across from Webster Hall
"Do all that crazy fun stuff you'd never think of doing at home"??!! Are they SERIOUS????
It's like I always say, "Millenials love shirtless foosball."
Put a fucking shirt on you, wang.
Moxy can never convince me that those four (five?) dinguses know each other. Also, foosball. OMG how Joey and Chandler! I love the 90s!!!!!!
This is what New York City is proud of and wants to encourage as it's image? Good luck and woe to all who oppose. The economic engine eats all in it's path.
I am beyond discouraged at the city government: It's Not In Their Backyard.
just the place to go to after you're so drunk you can't go further than across the street for your next drink
this sounds like a teenage dream and neighborhood nightmare
They got rid of the neighborhood by tearing it down
Good to recall, as was reported here, David Lichenstein, of the Lightstone Group is a donor for the Mayor and was appointed by the Mayor to the EDC. These five buildings had a total of 72 apartments, many regulated. Even if they were not this removes housing stock and puts more pressure on existing units to raise rents. All the things he claims to represent are the opposite here, quite fascinating.
a "boutique hotel" ? more like another amusement park for entitled rich people. but it's no surprise given how this entire neighborhood has been transformed into just that.
The Instagram image says it all. Behold 'Generation Sellout".
What further proof do we need that our nabe's been sold down the river totally? The Moxy "brand" seems to be saying "hey, we're like a dorm but with non-stop booze and no supervision". UGH.
Marriott, I'm NEVER staying in ANY of your hotels ever again - that's the only way I can effectively protest this. Whichever brain-dead execs developed the Moxy "brand" deserve... well, I can't say it here, but I hope their karma will find them sooner rather than later.
Welcome to Ft Lauderdale. Gross.
I'm sorry but am I missing something? There's a shortage of places in the East Village where people can get drunk and act 20 years their junior?
13 floors of booze. Can you believe it. A drunk hotel. A fratboy/girl dream.
More prepackaged, sanitized "edge" at another theme park hotel for the over privileged.
@10:08. If you ever wonder why our esteemed Mayor is supporting a certain real estate deal or project the first place to look is the donors and lobbyists. Thanks Bill!
I look forward to seeing this place getting trashed every year during SantaCon. And Halloween. And St Patrick's Day. And Cinco de Mayo.
Cant wait to get this doofus mayor out of office. But it may be too late. Gawd, I hate liberals.
If you click around and read some of the reviews of this Moxy Hotel chain, for example there is one in Tempe, Arizona, it reads like a parody of every cliche about millennials anyone has ever heard. It is truly incredible that people swallow this stuff without any irony. They are dull and dumb, even with money. Too bad they have to come to the East Village and make the place seem even more like a mid-western college campus.
Its ALL part of THE NEW NEW YORK WASTED LAND
Curious regarding the planning of the top floor bar/restaurant will function. They have a tendency to get really noisy as well as the accessory terraces. Hope it has better planning than the terrace outdoor space at The Standard East Village.
"They got rid of the neighborhood by tearing it down." That's pretty good. Could say the same thing about the whole nation, really. They've gotten rid of it by tearing it down and replacing it with McCitizens (not an Irish slur).
Funny number, 72.
Down on Elizabeth St., the city wants to build 72 units of affordable housing for seniors (and demolish a small garden in the process). Here, 72 units were demolished for a hotel...only two blocks from another hotel.
Wonder if they might have put the 72 units of affordable housing here.
Ah but Sunday nights still belong to the locals.
Just as it is pointed out in this NY Times article from 2014. And Monday nights are also pretty good not to mention Thanksgiving weekend, Easter weekend, Xmas etc. when the pace slows down.
This is a flophouse for frivolous spending little shits.
We need a war real bad.
Did they hire staff from the Onion to write their marketing material?
People in that neighborhood have put their livelihoods into that community, and now some idiot is building a douche hotel with outdoor drinking. At least Webster Hall keeps the kids and the noise indoors.
Quite aside from driving out the tenants (including the stabilised units), how about the owners of apartments nearby? Want to take a 6 figure bath on the value of the place you spent all your life saving up and paying for? The walk-up tenement co-op struggling to pay its repair bills?
Thanks de blasio. I'll remember this at the polls.
This hilarious TripAdvisor review sums up what we can expect from the Moxy:
The good: Loved the ambiance of the hotel- very hip/and trendy hotel. Good bar- free cocktail at check in and Free skittles and goldfish at the bar. :) I also liked the "hydration" water bottle filling stations on certain floors but I think that would be better positioned on the floors with ice machines. The room was super cute, although a little small; just fine for someone who will be up and out seeing the city. Oh the staff were super super nice. Loved them. This hotel would be ideal for traveling to NOLA for pleasure as a younger person.
The not so good: the floor was sticky... Even after they cleaned the room it was sticky. I think it may have been the cleaner but still off putting. Also the valet was $40 and confusing that there was no stand, but garage across the street, so no huge deal. They only have iron in "ironing rooms" on certain floors- strange, no? As I was traveling for business and pleasure this was a titch annoying for me but no deal breaker.
The ugly: now I am a early thirties chick, not a huge party girl, but certainly not an old lady... But really the people staying all week were loud and disrespectful at all hours of the day and night. Different rooms on the floor were loudly having sex at all hours. All through the night people were in the hall slamming doors and yelling and talking loudly as early/late as 4am. It was a frat house, really. There needs to be way way way better sound control. I was so exhausted and didn't get a good nights sleep the entire trip. I was there for business too and needed more than a couple hours of sleep each night to function.
I go to NOLA about 6-8 times a year; I would certainly consider going again for pleasure but would probably not stay for business again.
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