While the completion of the Orchard Street Hell Building is probably still a ways off, the other ill-fated hotel project on Orchard Street, 163 Orchard Street, henceforth known as the Gatsby Hotel (for whatever reason), appears to be almost done. Bowery Boogie reports that construction materials are now absent from the site for the first time in six years, and developer Nico Moinian, who has already applied for a liquor license and gotten a resounding "no thanks" from Community Board 3, has said that he hoped to open the hotel by the end of November (whoops). The Gatsby is going to be a "budget hotel," which makes sense.
· 163 Orchard 'Gatsby' Hotel Sheds Plywood for the First Time in 6 Years [Bowery Boogie]
· 163 Orchard Street coverage [Curbed]