But nevermind. A new tapas menu by Chef Jehangir Mehta and cocktail menu by mixologist Milos Zica should keep customers focused on yummy food and drink rather than on the nearby inmates and their visitors. And speaking of Facebook, the hotel is currently running a contest asking users to come up with a name for the cafe's signature cocktail. The Ball & Chain? The Strawberry Slammer? The Cell-tzer Twist? We kid, we kid.
For the now, the cafe remains unnamed (seems like that might be more of a pressing concern that names for the cocktails, but whatevs), though we expect some variation on the hotel's unique monosyllabic name.
Following up on yesterday's Memorial Day Weekend preview, we checked out end of month rates here, and found, not to our surprise, nothing below $260/night. Which, no, isn't terrible, but simply confirms what we already decided yesterday, which is: for those who have their hearts set on Manhattan, definitely go for it, and don't bother with Brooklyn right now because it's having a bit of an arm-and-a-leg spell. But for quiet, scenic outdoor dining? Yes, head to Nu.
[Photo: Nu Hotel]