Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I had always suspected this was going to be a hotel. Now after speaking to one of the workers at the site I can confirm that 517 39th street will be a hotel. According to the person I spoke to completion is expected in about six months or as soon as the city issues a Certificate of Occupancy.Another building (below) diagonally across the street at 536 39th street will also be a hotel though the building is far far smaller. I am not familiar with it buit suspect it will open before the location at 571.
With all this hotel activity in the neighborhood perhaps we should be looking into as a community of some ways to get some of the traveler and tourist dollars that these locations will generate. We can be looking forward to some changes in the neighborhood the economy permitting.