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Water Street Hotel to Feature Rooftop Pool and Lounges, Renderings Show

By Janet Upadhye | December 2, 2013 2:48pm
 A new hotel is proposed for 247 Water St. in DUMBO.
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DUMBO — A proposed eight-story hotel at 247 Water St. will feature a roof deck and pool along with private terraces with sweeping views of Manhattan, new renderings show.

The renderings by architectural firm AB Architekten also give a peek into the spartan hotel rooms in the Water Street Hotel, owned by developer Joshua Guttman. The 46,000-square-foot hotel will include a gym, restaurant and multiple lounges.

An earlier version of the design, which proposed a seven-story hotel, was rejected by the Department of Buildings earlier this year, according to Brownstoner.

It was not immediately clear if the new designs had been submitted to the Department of Buildings. The DOB did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Water Street was previously a factory and then a coffee processing plant, and most recently it contained apartments.

Guttman was accused by tenants at 247 Water St. back in 2001 of using tactics including filling their hallways with garbage, letting rats loose in their apartments and taking doors off their hinges in a bid to force them to move out of the building.

In 2004, just days after Guttman paid tenants to evacuate the building, it caught fire, according to The New York Times. The building was subsequently boarded up.

A representative for Guttman declined to comment on Monday.