Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

“Neighborhood Vacationers” Take Heart: Help is on the Way

December 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Yesterday, Curbed had the Linden Hotel. Note that it has none of that nauseating Gowanus Super 8 puke-colored brick crap. Oh no. Per the Architects Newspaper, “The use of polycarbonate panels, clear glass, expanded metal mesh, and stucco cladding creates a varied composition of translucency, transparency, reflectivity, and opacity, qualities that change over the course of the day.” It’s designed by Lang Architecture, will have 30 rooms and is priced for budget travelers and will hopefully appeal to “neighborhood vacationers.” So, where is this cool building to be located? East New York. Really. The story does call the nabe “rough-edged,” but the developer says he hopes the design makes the hotel stand out from the competition. The architect says, “I’d never thought of working in this section of Brooklyn, but if you share a vision with your client and your contractor, you can build good architecture almost anywhere.”

Tags: East New York · Hotels

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  • 1 BrooklynBorn // Dec 6, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for info!

    It would be amazing if more people were bold and farsighted enough to develop in East New York (B’klyn).

    Hell, it would actually be a great place to build the Atlantic Yards project when you consider it has everything the developers say they are looking for:

    acres of blighted property, underserved community, access to highways, (Jackie Robinson,Van Wyck) Subways (A,C,L,J) LIRR and proximity to JFK…..