145 Bowery, aka Moxy Lower East Side, Tops Out on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

145 Bowery. Photo by Michael Young

Construction has topped out on the Moxy Lower East Side at 145 Bowery, an 18-story hotel building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects and developed by The Lightstone Group, the 193-foot-tall structure will yield 127,000 square feet with 303 guest rooms, averaging 200 square feet apiece. Leeding builders Group, LLC is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Broome Street and Bowery.

Stonehill Taylor is the interior designer, Michaelis Boyd designed the guestrooms, lobby, cocktail bar, and lush rooftop bar, while Rockwell Group designed the restaurant and underground lounge. Moxy Lower East Side will feature touchless kiosk check-in, cleverly designed rooms, tech-savvy amenities, co-working space, a well-equipped fitness center, and three flexible meeting studios. Leeding Builders Group is managing construction of the project.

“We are excited to be expanding our New York Moxy Hotel portfolio with these two dynamic properties,” said Mitchell Hochberg, President of Lightstone. “The success of our first three Moxy’s in Manhattan underscores the demand for our trademark style of hospitality. The timing is also perfect, as New York City makes its dramatic comeback from the past year. We are proud to be part of the city’s renaissance.”

Construction has progressed rapidly since our last update in July, when the reinforced concrete superstructure had just reached the top of the podium levels. Now installation of the curtain wall is progressing, with the floor-to-ceiling glass and black steel mullions rising almost to the same level that the project stood at the time of our midsummer visit.

145 Bowery. Photo by Michael Young

145 Bowery. Photo by Michael Young

145 Bowery. Photo by Michael Young

Recent photographs show how the structure’s modern design contrasts with the surrounding architecture, which includes number of traditional prewar buildings. Though a finalized rendering has not been released for the project, the progress so far provides a good indication of the finished product.

145 Bowery. Photo by Michael Young

145 Bowery. Photo by Michael Young

145 Bowery. Photo by Michael Young

145 Bowery. Photo by Michael Young

This hotel will be Moxy’s third location in New York City, while the company also plans to open another location rising 11 stories tall at 353 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This  establishment also recently topped out and is planned to span 88,000 square feet with 216 rooms, a cafe, a lobby bar, a cocktail lounge, an outdoor garden, and a rooftop bar.

The closest subways to 145 Bowery are the B and D trains at the Grand Street station to the southeast and the J and Z trains at the Bowery station to the north. Chinatown and Little Italy are both a short walk from the hotel, offering a host of restaurants and shops. Guests with rooms on the upper half of the building will have views looking north along Bowery toward the Empire State Building and the rest of the Midtown, Manhattan skyline.

145 Bowery is slated for completion next spring, as stated on the construction board.

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9 Comments on "145 Bowery, aka Moxy Lower East Side, Tops Out on Manhattan’s Lower East Side"

  1. What the crap is that turd mound on the left in the second photo?

  2. David in Bushwick | September 28, 2021 at 9:58 am | Reply

    Well, at least one slender historic holdout remains. What was torn down for yet another hotel is just another greedy crime against history.

    • As someone who has visited the LES since I was a child in the 70s, I am happy to see those old rat traps go and these new buildings go up. Real estate is about the highest and best use of the land. Those old buildings served no real purpose in this century. The entire city is not a museum designed to satisfy your personal narrative. These are private properties, and the LPC would have saved them if they were with saving, IMHO.

      • Steveo
        the historic buildings that were torn down were working businesses that employed people and added to the cultural landscape of nyc and the history of it.
        We don’t need out of context ugly glass box hotels that are soon to be homeless shelters in the near future. that doesn’t add to the quality of life in this city.
        hotels do not add anything of cultural significance they are all about tearing down historic buildings to put up out of context glass cubes

        • Are hotels not businesses that employ people? Have you ever opened a wall in the the “historic” building ? Lead, asbestos and pest infestations is what you are going to see in addition to extremely energy inefficient MEPS systems. Most old building have limited or no life safety systems – no sprinkler, no fire alarm, no pressurization systems and no firestopping. It’s ok to be an old building nerd but one has to consider a bit more than obsession with historic facades.

  3. That facade looks sharp!

    • the facade is a disaster and historic buildings were torn down for this crap hotel??
      so sad, more nyc history down the drain for GREED.
      name just one please

  4. Another monstrosity with all the architectural pizzazz of Crystal City or White Plains. Looks just like the Wyndham Hotel eyesore further down the Bowery.

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