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Greenpoint’s Franklin Guesthouse is A Home Away From Home

Living room area in one of the rooms at Franklin Guesthouse. All photos: Julia Moak.

Greenpoint’s not the sleepy neighborhood it was ten years ago, but you’ll still get a good night’s rest at Franklin Guesthouse.

“We try to make the rooms like a home—apartment-style—and really give you a lot of amenities you don’t get in other hotels,” said Dana Schneider, vice-president of Franklin Guesthouse (214 Franklin Street) and its sister boutiques, The Box House and Henry Norman Hotels. Continue reading

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Urban Cowboys, Domino Sugar, & a Sugary Sphynx Vulva– The Hook Up (5/16)

The Jetsons Hotel Mock-up for 55 Wythe Ave....the future is scary, guys.

Apparently people are jumping on the Wythe Hotel success bandwagon by building more hotels in the area, like this Jetsons-inspired hotel (I’m afraid) and (no joke) an Urban Cowboy bed and breakfast in Williamsburg…

Hyperallergic called Greenpoint Gallery Night a laid back antidote to Frieze. And the art world went crazy, in praise of Kara Walker’s Sugary Sphynx installation at the Domino Sugar Factory, which had lines down the block during its debut weekend. This might also be your only chance to read the word “vulva” in the New Yorker, so there’s that…

Speaking of Domino, the City Council just approved the 55 story  condos that will take its place on waterfront. Construction is expected to take begin in 6-8 years, so don’t hold your breath. Also if you haven’t heard, the buildings are shaped like demented legosContinue reading

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