Amidst all the “affordable” housing and market rate developments going up in the South Bronx, it’s the rise of hotels that is starting to saturate the market.
The property at 646 Gerard Avenue at 151st Street is slated to be a four story hotel 18,000 square foot hotel with an undisclosed number of rooms directly facing New York City’s Homeless Intake Center.
Its proximity to 149th and Grand Concourse subway station on the 2,4, and 5 lines makes it attractive to barging hunting tourists who don’t want to pay the high cost of lodging in Manhattan. .
First of course there was Mi Casa Tu Casa Bed and Breakfast followed by another at The Andrew Freedman along the Grand Concourse.
Then came The Opera House Hotel, The Bronx’s first luxury boutique hotel followed by yet another luxury boutique hotel, The Umbrella, both in Melrose.
Comfort Inn in Mott Haven on Third Avenue and 135th is nearing completion followed by another yet to be named hotel on 146th Street and Exterior which is also almost complete.
These hotels don’t only cater to tourists but to families as well visiting from out of town.
I guess if the South Bronx is one of the 52 Places to Go in 2017 according to The New York Times, there’ll be sufficient lodging in the area.
Just don’t go by their crummy list— support truly local businesses with Bronx roots.