A Bar Lounge in a Watertower January 10 2015
Reported on The Night Heron and BedfordandBowery.com
A new hotel will open in Williamsburg imagining that visitors are looking for something special, old style, original and authentic Brooklyn. Which is why one of their dives will be inside a water tower, a 30-seat bar and lounge, a playful and secret spot in the bar soaked neighborhood. In their presentation to Community Board developer Toby Moskovits, CEO of a family-owned outfit called Heritage Equity Partners and her team presented plans that include six on-premises bars, including a "lounge in a rooftop water tower," reports Bedford and Bowery.
The eight-story hotel at North 10th and Wythe will also be home to a ballroom-type bar and a basement bar as well as a club-like dance floor. The establishment will seek a cabaret license. A 70-seat restaurant is also part of the plan. The Community Board decided to support their application, disregarding the concerns of some committee members that questioned the quality of life. Jeff Mann, president of the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce, supported the project, saying there was a need for temporary housing in the neighborhood and the hotel would provide that for traveling musicians “who bring in business” to the community.
The 150-room hotel, expected to be completed sometime this year, is right around the corner from the trendy Wythe Hotel.