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DeNiro's Downtown Hotel Delayed

Where: 377-383 Greenwich St [map], New York, ny, United States, 10011
September 6, 2007 at 12:27 PM | by | Comments (2)

What's going on at Robert DeNiro's Downtown Hotel? For such a buzz-worthy property, it's been eerily quiet the past six months. (Though the mysterious Down By The Hipster blog told us the hotel "will make the Bowery Hotel look like a Red Roof Inn.") We had to put on our reporter caps to dig up even the slightest bit of news.

But it's big news, at least to us: According to a spokesbot at NYC and Co., the hotel opening will be delayed until 2008. We originally had the opening date pegged for early this year, but the TriBeCa property is drifting closer and closer to 6 Columbus infamy. (A call over to Rockwell Group, the designer, hasn't been returned yet.)

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Re: DeNiro's Downtown Hotel Delayed

Maybe your call to Rockwell Group was never returned because they didn't design it. . . .  

Down by theHipster (http://downbythehipster.blogspot.com/2008/04/blogging-for-flogging-greenwich-hotel.html)
and New York Magazine (http://nymag.com/daily/food/2008/04/brooklyn_eats_only_getting_big.html)
 have noted that another firm, Grayling Design (http://www.graylingdesign.com) was actually responsible for the building's overall look and feel, plus all interiors, the famous corks, and the exterior-- including the manhole covers!


Re: DeNiro's Downtown Hotel Delayed

yeah we later found that out. looks like rockwell was supposed to do it first. maybe the designer switcheroo is why the place took so long to open.

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