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New look at East Village’s Moxy Hotel, opening across from Webster Hall

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A new rendering for the 285-key hotel coming to East 11th Street

Stonehill & Taylor

Changes are afoot on a little stretch of East 11th Street. A row of five tenement buildings on the street’s south side between Third and Fourth avenues were demolished in June to make way for a Moxy Hotel, of which only one vague rendering has surfaced. That’s now changed: New York YIMBY dug up a new visual of the 285-key, 13-story hotel landing on the narrow street.

Reps for the project confirm the 120,000-square-foot building will be designed by Stonewall & Taylor with interior design by the Rockwell Group. The Lightstone Group is developing the hotel. Moxy is a Marriott subsidiary that brands itself as a hotel for millennials.

The project hasn’t been without its detractors. Senator Brad Hoylman called the hotel a “bad deal” for the neighborhood in October, when preservationists and neighborhood residents rallied to stop the demolition of the five apartment buildings.

In June of 2016, preservationists appealed to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to create a historic district on the block that would protect the prewar buildings. The commission turned down the appeal, as they overpassed creating a historic district in the area in 2008.

The Moxy Hotel is not the only change coming to the block. East Village institution Webster Hall closed its doors on August 10 to undergo renovations at the hands of its new owners AEG Live and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. An unsubstantiated rumor holds that the venue may reopen under a new name. When the venue will reopen is also unknown.