100 Orchard Street, New York, 10002
Lower East Side(22 rooms)
Description of the Blue Moon Hotel Of New York City
From the crowded streets of Orchard, Delancey, Essex, Suffolk, and Houston, where our grandparents once played as children, the area has been revitalized through a massive effort by New York City and members of the Lower East Side community.
The revitalization was made possible by its developer, Randy Settenbrino. His great-grandfather built the once popular Half Moon Hotel on Coney Island. Mr. Settenbrino has painstakingly restored a once thriving building that served as home to many newcomers to America from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
He has reclaimed the life of the building, yet captured in turn-of-the-century styles the edifice itself. The facade, brick, lintels, fire escapes, the upper and lower cornices, have all been painstakingly restored. The three story additions above the five-floor tenement are recessed. The fifth story sprouts a faux cobble foundation from which a mottled brick and stone building simultaneously fades and rises to a gabled roof.
The high ceilings and decorated moldings, hanging chandeliers and turn of the century banister and wood carvings all accentuate historic charm of the Blue Moon Hotel.
How about the views? The views are breathtaking. Observe the Williamsburg Bridge, Lower Manhattan, and Old Orchard Street from the upper floors.