Concerning the mysterious hotel set to rise above the shuttered Associated Supermarket on Frederick Douglass and 124th Street, Harlem Fur drops an oh so tantalizing bit of nabe gossip: that the hotel will be none other than a W. (Yes, every hotel is rumored to be a W. at some point. It's all part of the fun.)
And that site photo at right? Harlem Fur explains: "So why this photo of a vacant lot behind the Associated? It seems that this lot's air rights are part of the development, and using them will limit anything there to about two stories, ample height for the hotel's parking garage. Hmmm, if you are buying across the street at SoHo North (7 of 11 sold says a broker), you might want to start asking if monthly parking is available."
· W Hotel Coming to Harlem? [Harlem Fur]
· Urgent Query Regarding Harlem Hotel [Curbed]