A solid citizen with a dash of whimsy—that’s how I’d describe this custom-built (in 2010) glass tower. Just as the owners chose a very common name, and then tried to make it hip by substituting a “y” for the usual “I”, so the designers played with the usual formula for a Manhattan luxury property, goosing it just a hair. So yes, there are the de rigeur snow- white duvets on top of the high quality pillow-top mattress, an I-pod docking stations on the side table and rainfall shower in the chic gray-tiled bathroom. But there’s also modern bric-a-brac here and there (love the robot collection behind the check-in desk) and bold dashes of color in the art and some of the furnishings. Rooms are far bigger than the standard, too, and boast floor-to-ceiling windows from the third floor up. Interestingly, this is partially an apartment building (from the 9th floor up), so you might meet a real New Yorker or two in the elevator.
New York City
New York City› Hotel
85 W. Broadway (At Church St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Tribeca & Lower East Side Transportation Subway: 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St. Phone 888/585SMYTH , 212/587-7000 Prices Standard doubles $269-$413, more for larger rooms and suites Amenities Restaurant; concierge; fitness center; room service Units 100 Units Web site The SmythBook a Room Now
Map85 W. Broadway New York City
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