OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE ’HOODS

THREE NEW HO­TELS TAP INTO THE BROOK­LYN BOOM.

Gotham - - Contents - BY TIM LATTERNER

Three new ho­tels tap into the Brook­lyn boom.

Ma­son jars and ar­ti­sanal food­stuffs have long since hit their sat­u­ra­tion points, but there’s still plenty of room in Brook­lyn for lux­ury de­vel­op­ment.

1Ho­tel Brook­lyn Bridge (60 Fur­man St., 877-803-1111; 1ho­tels.com) has achieved a devel­oper’s dream: the per­fect East River and Man­hat­tan views from South Brook­lyn. The ho­tel was de­signed with lo­cal ar­ti­sans, us­ing re­claimed ma­te­ri­als in stream­lined forms (lots of straight lines, planks, and grids) and a warm neutral pal­ette. The term “eco-chic” al­most doesn’t do it jus­tice.

The Hil­ton Brook­lyn (140 Scher­mer­horn St., 718-834-8800; hil­ton.com) stands on a his­toric site that was home to a two-block-long rope fac­tory owned by Peter Scher­mer­horn in the 19th cen­tury. Ref­er­ences to the site’s his­tory can be seen through­out the ho­tel’s in­te­ri­ors—from images of the rope­walk in the cus­tom-de­signed gue­stroom wall­pa­per to rope-pat­terned car­pet­ing in the cor­ri­dors. The 196-room ho­tel oc­cu­pies the first six floors of a 19-story com­mer­cial, re­tail, and con­do­minium de­vel­op­ment in Boerum Hill. An added bonus is the new hot spot Black Wal­nut, a full restau­rant and bar by pro­lific Brook­lyn chef Rob New­ton.

Green­point’s Franklin Guest­house (214 Franklin St., 718-3833900; franklinguest house.com) is a bou­tique ho­tel with com­part­men­tal­ized suites fea­tur­ing cozy linens, mod­ern fur­ni­ture, and ViewMasters scat­tered around the room. It’s min­utes away from 21 Green­point, the ul­ti­mate Sun­day brunch out­post, known for com­mu­nal din­ing ta­bles and shared plates, from Syd Sil­ver and Homer Mur­ray.

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