Showing posts with label Nolita. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nolita. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The dog-pampering Nolitan taking reservations starting July 1

We haven't paid too much attention to the long-delayed Nolitan, the high-endy boutique hotel on Kenmare and Elizabeth. Been following the drama at BoweryBoogie, Curbed and the Lo-Down.

Anyway, happened to walk by it yesterday, and wanted to learn more... Per the hotel website, it looks as if they're accepting reservations starting for July 1 — at a special intro rate of $305 per night.

And according to a press release an article posted Friday at Delood:

When you are staying at The Nolitan Hotel you will have the best service, luxury and hospitality available to you. The staff is there around the clock to provide you with with whatever you need – And we mean WHATEVER – a shoe shine, a presentation printed, dinner reservations, or even a dog walker. All dogs from Neapolitan Mastiffs to teacup Chihuahuas are welcome at The Nolitan. In fact, the hotel has a Director of Pet Relations; a six-year old Shepweiler (German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix) named Penny. Penny will make sure all the pet provisions and amenities are in order when you let the hotel know you are coming with your four-legged friend. She’ll arrange everything from spa treatments to peanut butter ice cream and give you the scoop on neighborhood dog runs and pet friendly establishments.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Reader reports: Big fire at 202 Mott St.

[Photos via @jbeltowska]

@jbeltowska reports that the fire is on the on 3rd or 4th floor of an apartment building on this intersection in Nolita. "Burning debris has been falling out the windows."

[Photos by @elucidateamy]

BoweryBoogie is on the scene at 202 Mott St. As he noted, the fire started in a building across the street from Lombardi's.


Just before 10, we heard the FDNY had the fire under control... and no injuries have been reported. DNAinfo reports that a 75-year-old woman suffered first-degree burns on her head.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Harrison Ford's giant head continues to give Nolita the creeps

OK, it has been giving me the creeps when I've been walking on the Bowery at Great Jones of late... Here's the view looking west from the Bowery....

"Hello, I'm Harrison. I'd like to put you to sleep..."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Evening recap: The possibility of a building collapse, unhappy Robert Pattinson groupies

Here's the story on the drama from last evening on Mott Street.

BoweryBoogie has coverage too.

Report: City inspectors give Mott Street building "clean bill of health"

Channel 7's Jen Maxfield filed this report last night about the building scare on Mott Street:

The crack between 273 and 275 Mott Street starts near the roof and shoots down more than 20 feet. It's a few inches wide already, and city officials want to know if all the rain is forcing the split even wider.

A complaint prompted firefighters to evacuate residents of 16 apartments in the two walk-up buildings for more than three hours. Megan O'Toole only moved in last month. I wish someone had told me about that when I moved in," she said.
A Sushi restaurant and clothing store were also evacuated during what should have been the busiest and most profitable part of the day.

"I wish I had the store open for the last two hours so we could be making money and not sitting out here," manager Anne Barker said.
Some residents were relieved that building inspectors were taking a closer look.
Back on Mott Street, inspectors are giving the building a clean bill of health. The crack has been here on the facade for years and sensors are already installed to monitor whether it's widening. Just after nine, everyone was allowed back inside.

But is R-Pattz OK??????????

Yes! He's OK, as, uh, OK! reports:

On an intersection in downtown Manhattan, the ever-present hordes of teenage fans are mingling with firefighters and the film crew — all less than 100 feet from a building that is dangerously close to falling down!

But while R-Pattz and co. bravely soldier on amid the flashing lights of the emergency services, on-set sources admit the melee is a nightmare for the crew.

"It's causing a hold-up for the shoot. We can't get anything in or out of here," said one gaffer-tape wielding worker.

Onlookers tell OK! that R-Pattz himself is taking the most recent near-disaster to strike his movie, following last week's near-miss with a taxi cab, in stride.

"Robert is concentrating on his scene," said one observant fan. "But most of the crew are staring nervously at the crack in the building and talking about whether it will fall down or not."

But if, heaven forbid, the building were to fall down, the top would land a couple of feet from Rob's dressing room trailer.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

273 Mott St. in danger of collapsing; Robert Pattinson fans don't seem to notice

Update: As Channel 7 is reporting, city inspectors allowed residents to return to their homes around 9 p.m. Any damage to Robert Pattinson's hair is not yet known.

Two things are happening now on Mott Street between Houston and Prince.

1) 273 and 275 Mott St. have been evacuated, including the restuarant on the ground floor -- Sakura Sushi & Thai Cuisine.
2) Robert Pattinson is inside St. Patrick's Old Cathedral prepping to film a scene for "Remember Me."

Firefighters were called to Nolita/Little Italy just after 5:30 p.m. City officials evacuated the residents of the five-story building "fearing a giant bottom-to-top crack in its facade could be a prelude to disaster." (City inspectors were also called to the scene yesterday.)

You can see the crack in the building...

...and it seemed to get worse as we were standing there.

Sakura sat empty....

The building is to the north of the Cathedral grounds.

Members of the film crew were standing around. Someone said, "Here comes Channel 7." A crew member muttered, "Fuckin' great." The reporter, Jen Maxfield, asked several people for an interview. Everyone politely declined. No real sense of urgency here. Someone remarked, "This is what happens when it rains for 30 straight days." One woman asked what was happening. We were all standing looking up at the crack in the building. And someone responded, seriously: "Robert Pattinson is filming a movie!"

Meanwhile, a little bit down the street, the prep work continued on "Remember Me." A carnival scene or something. No one seem to be all that concerned that the building may collapse. "There goes a night of shooting," one crew member said of the holdup with those pesky firefighters, ConEd supervisors and city engineers. Several oblivious members of the paparazzi finally gave up their Pattinson vigil and snapped some shots of the building. One photographer said he thinks all old buildings should be torn down and replaced. The person he said this to told him to fuck off.

Most people thought the firefighters were there as part of the movie. (In case the Texas Taters' blow?) I asked a young woman if she knew what was happening. "Yes, he's inside the church."

And nevermind that many people may be homeless now. Or there's another building collapse in NYC. Oh! Lauren Hutton walked by with some shopping bags. One of the crew members shouted, "Hi Lauren!" She passed. "Damn, she still looks good." She does.