11206 Travel Guide
While there is an indie band named The Bushwick Hotel and a soon to reopen Bushwick community arts center called Market Hotel, there's not a whole lot of actual hotels in the rapidly gentrifying Bushwick area in Brooklyn. Inevitably, that's set to change.
Last week Madison Realty Capital announced the closure of a loan to finance a 23,719 square-foot, 60-room boutique hotel at 19 Bogart Street in Bushwick. Plans for the property also include four commercial units for ground-floor retail opportunities.
Joshua Zegen, Co-Founder and Managing Member of MRC, made the announcement saying:
"Bushwick is today what Williamsburg was 10 years ago – a destination for New York's creative class that continues to increase in popularity ... Given the limited competition we expect the project to succeed."
Luckily, for those of us who happen to be down with the dorm-style hotel thing, we've got another NYC option in that lovely alterna-trendy Williamsburg/Bushwick area of Brooklyn.
And it's $29.99 a night. How do you like that, RoomMate Grace?
Take the L train (natch) down to the New York Loft Hostel on Varet St. where you can live like the kids these days and stake out a bunk bed in a big, shiny room full of cheap hip young things.
RoomMate Hipster (ha! We're so funny) offers three choices: a 14-bed female room, a 20-bed male room, or a 22-bed mixed room. And even though this is technically a hostel, the beds and floors are all as shiny and new as your fellow guests' 3G iPhones. For now.