With all the hype surrounding The Hotel on Rivington, we dare not overlook the other new hotel opening this fall on the Lower East Side. The Blue Moon Hotel, situated on Orchard below Delancey and across the street from the Tenement Museum, is a 22-room boutique hotel carved out of an old tenement building. Planned features, according to the developer, include a jazz lounge in the basement. Tenement chic, indeed.
· Tenement Life, at $200-Plus a Night [NYTimes]
· Orchard Street hotel meshes old and new [The Villager]