Now At 77 Box Street: WTF?
I suspect some of you have wondered, gentle readers, exactly what the deal is with the inexplicable bit of residential property (as seen above from the stairwell of the Pulaski bridge) perched atop this otherwise industrial building. I know I have. So you can imagine my delight when today— at long last— I got an answer: it is a hotel!
More specifically: it is The Box House Hotel. After I stopped laughing I headed home without delay. I simply had to see this website for myself.
It is truly something to behold. Follows is my favorite passage for your edification and/or amusement:
Not a hotel in your traditional sense, but what we offer are gorgeous designer loft apartments available for rental, either weekly or monthly. Very private. Located in the Industrial chic area of North Greenpoint. Walking distance to the Vernon-Jackson 7 train ( 1 stop from Grand Central station) or The Greenpoint avenue G train.
I have lived in Greenpoint for over 11 years now. I honestly did not know this area (which is a used-condom’s toss from the Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility) constituted “chic”. Obviously I am way behind the times. Thus desiring to get caught up— and learn what constitutes “Industrial chic”— I pulled up a satellite map via Google. Follows are my findings/conclusions:
“Industrial chic” (as found in north Greenpoint, anyway) is any one/combination of the following:
- McGuinness Boulevard
- The Pulaski Bridge
- A rather large DOT Facility
- Continental Auto Parts
- McGuinness Power Brake Service
- Newtown Creek
- Motiva and (albeit some ways down the road)
- One very short block away from a 200 bed assessment center for homeless, single men.
Who knew?!? I certainly didn’t! I suppose it goes without saying that such luxe environs (and accommodations) come at a price. Without further ado, here are the rates. Get your checkbooks ready!
Standard Suite 600sf
- Weekend (3 night/ Fri.-Sun.) $500
- Week $800
- Month $2500
City View Suite 650sf
- Weekend (3 night/ Fri.-Sun.) $525
- Week $875
- Month $2800
Duplex Suite 800sf
- Weekend (3 night/ Fri.-Sun.) $550
- Week $925
- Month $2950
Two Bedroom Suite
- Per Night $225
- Week $1500
- Month $4950
Don’t believe me? Point and click your way to this establishment’s website and see for yourself! I’ll have a box of Kleenex ready when you’re done.
P.S.: Lest you are wondering this arrangement is perfectly legal.