Friday, June 26, 2009

☞ SLEEP: The W Hotel in Harlem

Actually, a branch of the boutique W Hotel, Aloft, has been breaking ground in Harlem, but many have feared that the recession will affect its April 2010 completion date. This more affordable cousin of the famous hotel chain will be on FDB/8th Avenue at the corner of West 124th Street, and we peered through the plywood yesterday to take the lower photo. There were men in the ground pit hammering away with lots of construction material laying about. For all the naysayers, it does look like things are progressing along, even in this economy. Another six months should have it all coming together. Stay tuned.


  1. It will be interesting to see how those who have to live in proximity to the hotel react.

  2. This is especially true for the carriage-house-turned-condo in the middle photo, since the new hotel building will wrap around it as shown in the top illustration.