First, come things like Hotel Le Bleu and the condos. Then, come the comparisons of Fourth Avenue to...Park Avenue. This analogy comes from Le Bleu owner Joe Tonacchio, who tells the Daily News, "Mark my words, within five years Fourth Ave. will be the next Park Ave." This is either the kind of thing that in retrospect will look visionary or, well, a little bit of a stretch. (Also, it is not to be confused with Hotel Le Jolie next to the BQE in Williamsburg "being right here before it all happens.") An employee at the taxi depot next to Le Bleu offers: "We are up and coming."
· Hotel Le Bleu: New luxury hotel features a gritty Park Slope view! [NYDN]
· Time for Haters to Rethink Gowanus' Hotel Le Bleu [Curbed]
· The New Look Fourth Avenue, Park Slope Side [Curbed]
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