Hearing Scheduled Wednesday For Bossert Flip Back To Hotel

Reminder: A notice has been sent to all residents within 400 square feet of the Bossert Hotel, alerting them to the application filed with the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) to allow reconversion to its “original transient hotel use.” The Bossert at 98 Montague Street is currently zoned outside of such a commercial zone. As reported on BHB May 14, following its recent purchase for $90M+, developer David Bistricer intends to turn the former Watchtower-owned Bossert into a 302-unit hotel.

The presentation and Q&A takes place at the Land Use Commity of Community Board 2, today, Wednesday June 20 at 6 p.m. at the Polyechnic Institute, Dibner Library, Room LC 400 at 5 Metrotech Center.

At the meeting, the Land Use committee will review the application and is expected to vote on a formal recommendation to the BSA. Pre-register for the hearing at 718-596-5410, if interested in speaking.

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  • GHB

    Please DO NOT let it become a dorm!

  • A math major

    My understanding is that tge zoning he’s asking for allows for a hotel OR dorm. I hope the BHA is there to represent the neighborhoods support of a hotel and concern over a dorm.

  • SPM

    I have heard from someone on the BHA that it will be a hotel with a restaurant/lounge on the roof (same as my grandparents partied in 1935!) and a cocktail lounge off the lobby area. Rooms would start at $300 and up.

  • Heightster

    That sounds amazing @SPM. I hope you are right. It would be fantastic to have something of this caliber in BH again.

  • Phoebe

    Thee guys are the notorious owners of the Chelsea and the Empire, both embroiled in controversy about noise and filth and harassment.
    A well-managed hotel would be terrific….a lousy one would be terrible.

  • A math major

    Kind of obnoxious of the Witnesses to sell to these people, no?

    If they’re notorious for mismanagement that can’t be good for the neighborhood. :-/

  • Andrew Porter

    “within 400 square feet of the Bossert”. That’s a space 20 x 20 feet.

  • BH’er

    My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night, right after telling everyone that the Bossert was going to become a dorm.

    I gues it’s pretty serious…