We always knew that Philadelphia would be the New Brooklyn, but we never knew that it would literally be the case. Yesterday, we noted the opening of the Nu Hotel on Smith Street, across from the Brooklyn House of Detention. What we didn't notice then, but a Curbed commenter did, is that one of the images used on the hotel's website was a little strange. That's a screencap of it on top with the, uh, Philadelphia skyline instead of the Brooklyn one. The image of the Nu Brooklyn has since been updated with one of the the Un-Nu Brooklyn that includes the Brooklyn Bridge.
· Brooklyn Hotel Wars Begin: Nu vs. Le Bleu [Curbed]
· Nu Hotel [nuhotelbrooklyn.com]