Howard Johnson

Meet the Howard Johnson at 5 Allen Street

Posted April 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

The interweaving mess of scaffolding, plywood, and netting was dismantled rather recently, leaving an unencumbered view of the finger building.


5 Allen Street Hotel to Become Howard Johnson?

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The slow-progressing, oft-delayed sliver hotel at 5 Allen Street now has a proper identity. And a price tag, to boot. More after the jump!

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GEM Hotel SoHo Tagged

Posted April 20, 2010 at 6:10 am

Late last week, the Forsyth Street facade of the trendy GEM Hotel SoHo was tagged.  Not too long ago, this very building was a Howard Johnson Express.

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On the Old Bowery: There Before the Avalon

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:57 am

Check out this New York Times real estate blurb from March 1921, announcing the construction of a three-story structure at the southeast corner of Bowery and East Houston.  Vincent Astor, son of the prominent John Jacob Astor IV, invested $32,000 in the property, currently the site of the Avalon mothership and its Whole Foods spawn.

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