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In The Works
an Schrager Company's Public Hotel is
slated to debut its first New York location
on the Lower East Side in early 2017.
Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the
28-story multiuse tower will have 370
rooms that include condominiums on glass-walled
The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts
Center at the World Trade Center is slated to
open in 2020. Expected to be an essential space
for theater, film, dance, and more productions
downtown, the venue will have three auditoriums seating 499, 250, and 99, along with a fourth
rehearsal space. The venue's design is being led by
The team behind floating oyster barge Grand
Banks is slated to turn a decommissioned F.D.N.Y.
fireboat into a floating restaurant called the
Governor. The restaurant's concept has yet to be
announced, and the boat may move around to
different locations on the Hudson River. The boat is
named after former New York Governor Al Smith.
Blacktail, a Cuba-theme bar from the Dead
Rabbit co-founders Sean Muldoon and Jack
Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center
McGarry, will open an event space that seats 60
in the spring of 2017. The Battery Park City cocktail
bar, which opened in August, offers fare from chef
Ryan Schmidtberger inspired by food American
travelers would have been served in Cuba in the
Prohibition era. The bar also will offer punches,
sours, highballs, Old Fashioneds, and cocktails
inspired by drinks served at American bars in Cuba
from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Instagram-friendly vegan chain By Chloe is
slated to open a new location in South Street Seaport
later in 2017. The restaurant will occupy 2,500
square feet of space on Front Street. Co-founded
by Chloe Coscarelli and Samantha Wasser, the
restaurant offers a variety of vegan burgers, pasta
dishes, baked goods, and brunch plates.
Restoration Hardware Hotel-a 14-room
property from the home-furnishings retailer-is
expected to open in 2017. The hotel will be near
its flagship New York store in the meatpacking
district and feature the brand's furniture and
fixtures. A restaurant is also planned for the site.
The office building at 396 Broadway at Walker
Street will be converted into the Walker Hotel
2017 bizbash best downtown new york
Tribeca, with a projected opening in March 2017.
The 171-room hotel project is being led by the
Amirian Group and Bridgeton Holdings.
The Artezen Hotel, a boutique hotel across the
street from Fulton Street Transit Center, is slated to
open in the first quarter of 2017. The 21-story hotel
will have 89 guest rooms, a fitness and yoga studio,
a restaurant, and the Studio, a two-story glassencased rooftop lounge that will offer cocktails
and views of the city.
The financial district will become home to an
AC Hotel by Marriott in April 2017. The property
will have 266 rooms.
A second CitizenM Hotel from the Rinaldi
Group is slated to open later in 2017 in lower
Manhattan's arts district on Bowery. The 20-story,
300-room hotel will have a rooftop bar.
The English Oysterbar and Chophouse is slated
to open at the W New York-Downtown hotel later
in 2017. Helmed by chef Todd English and his son
Oliver English, the restaurant will have an oyster bar
and outdoor patio on the first floor and a reservation-only chophouse and private whiskey lounge on
the second floor.
rendering: Courtesy of ronald o. Perelman Performing arts Center
By Ian Zelaya