11-Story, 64-Unit Hotel Nears Completion At 926 Sedgwick Avenue, Highbridge

Comments (15)
  1. NFA says:

    Great to add another hotel but… barf.

  2. Ag says:

    Yeah it’s supposed to be a Best Western. At least when the announcement of the commercial loan that’s what was said.

  3. Tyrone Phillips Knox says:

    Thanks for all the information on the publishing building. I have passed it so many times on highway. Always wondered about the lighthouse building.

  4. David says:

    The river with road and buildings, raise me to a feeling of excitement on natural views.

  5. Joe Moretti says:

    A “transient hotel”. How about being HONEST and calling what it is, a HOMELESS SHELTER. So now YIMBY is trying to change the term “homeless shelter”. Typical real estate PR Bull.

  6. Ag says:

    If I’m not mistaken they moved operations to Connecticut because of costs.

  7. Nikolai Fedak says:

    Hi Joe,

    I think you may actually be correct. We are not changing the term, it is being developed as a hotel, but I am definitely noticing a pattern that would fit what you describe (re: hotels being converted to homeless shelters in a bait and switch). That may or may not happen here but I am definitely going to be writing about the issue in general so I think you should reconsider your last sentence. 😉



  8. Vitali Ogorodnikov says:

    Thanks for your input Joe. Either way, whenever possible, we try to stick to what we know for a fact rather than make assumptions. Building permits literally state “transient hotel”, so that is what we listed. It is not a phrase that we made up.

  9. Steve Simon says:

    I believe the city looked at the idea of building over the 207th Street subway yard in Inwood and found that it would not be feasible.

  10. Andrew Porter says:

    I remember the H.W. Wilson company building because friends of mine, Ann Dietz and Walter R. Cole, worked there over many years. Wilson was a major company in the library support industry, publishing books and reference works. Now both of my friends are gone, and Wilson has, from reports above, decamped for Connecticut. With the Bronx coming back up, maybe that building can be redeveloped as housing—those views are to kill for!

  11. Proud Bronxite vs. Anonymous LLC Borough Park Slumlords says:

    I would bet money on the fact that it’s a bait & switch homeless shelter. Take a look at the Stadium Hotel and Howard Johnson which are literally up the street. Housing the homeless has become quite profitable. I guess when the City of New York is legally required to house the homeless and then offers upwards of $3K/month to house them in deplorable conditions, what slumlord wouldn’t jump at the opportunity?

  12. Hopeful in Highbridge says:

    As someone who lives in the neighborhood and has advocated for improvements, I hope it is a hotel and not yet another shelter of which our neighborhood has an extremely high percentage. Highbridge has been experiencing a high rate of development and could use a comprehensive development plan as housing and shelters without proper support infrastructure (parking, shopping stores, grocery, etc) lead to further problems.

  13. Maribel says:

    Hopefully it won’t be that type of shelter, it might be a tourist shelter since Yankee stadium is not too far. Joe what needs to be done, is get people together and fight for what’s right. Go to that community board and fight, if it’s going to be a shelter, we as a community need to make sure it is used as a hotel and not a shelter, I have to agree with you, they are building all these hotels in the Bronx and turning them into shelters, it is not fair. They are making all these beautiful buildings and people do not take care of them, so what is the point? Oh, and please create parking spaces, parking, parking, parking. Everyone has cars and there is no parking.

  14. Maribel says:

    Sorry I meant it won’t be that type of hotel, it might be a tourist hotel.

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