Cooper Square Hotel

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Live: Amadou & Mariam Engage In The Business Of Show At The Box

    Amadou & Mariam The Box Monday, February 6 Better than: Waiting for the official tour. When it comes to music rooms with a stunning view, it was tough to beat the penthouse at the Cooper Square Hotel (now André Balazs's unfortunately named The Standard East Village) last summer, when Annie Ohayon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Andre Balazs' Vision For The Standard East Village Doesn't Include Shepard Fairey

    Shepard Fairey's mural on East Fifth and Cooper Square has been taken down, the Local: East Village reported yesterday. It was that one of a monk on the side of the Cooper Square Hotel, recently renamed the Standard East Village by new owner Andre Balazs. The mural had been on the side of the buildi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Cooper Square Hotel is Now The Standard, East Village; Go About Your Business

    The Cooper Square Hotel is dead, long live The Standard, East Village. The 21-story glass and steel tower across the street from our offices has been bought by Standard Hotels. As part of this monumental change, the hotel will now be called "The Standard, East Village." What's in a name? That which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The Bellmen of the Bowery Spill About Their Jobs: From Finding Prostitutes to Seeing Tara Reid Faceplant

    ​We've long wondered about the dapper gentlemen we always see on our way to and from Voice Headquarters, standing outside the gentrified hotels of the Bowery. What must they think? What must they see? We took to the streets to ask a few questions of the bellmen of the Cooper Square Hotel and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Our 10 Best Hotel Restaurants

    Robert SietsemaHead to the Trilby for a calm brunch and nosh on these poached eggs and corned beef hash​In recent years, hotel restaurants have gone from being spots for humdrum steak dinners to some of the most exciting dining destinations around, enticing locals as well as guests to pull up ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Citizen Bloomberg

    ​This week in the Voice, Harry Siegel reflects on what he views as the end of Mayor Mike Bloomberg's political career in light of his shaky third term "marked by the Snowpocalypse, the snowballing CityTime scandal, the backlash to Cathie Black and 'government by cocktail party,' and the reject ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at The Trilby

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds "unexpectedly grand" food at The Trilby, the latest incarnation of The Cooper Square Hotel's restaurant. Steve Cuozzo finds hits and misses at Boulud Sud: "Its creations vary in finesse, as they do in origin. 'Sud?' my Paris-born friend sniffed of the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Stop-Work Orders Posted at 35 Cooper Square

    ​The demolition on 35 Cooper Square has apparently been halted overnight. Full work stop notices appeared on the building site yesterday citing the site's failure to "safeguard public and property affected by construction operations." But when we called the Department of Buildings, they said " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Scott Conant Closes Faustina, Abandons 'Shit-Ugly' Cooper Square Hotel

    Caleb Ferguson/VoiceConant at work in his ex-kitchen.​In reviewing Scott Conant's Faustina last April, Our Man Sietsema wondered if the restaurant's fate would be any different than those of Table 8, its doomed, widely-panned predecessor in the equally reviled Cooper Square Hotel. Somewhat uns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Cooper Square Hotel: Sale of Shit-Ugly Tourist Trap Digs 'Very Close'

    ​Rumors of the Cooper Square Hotel's impending sale might be true after all. Gothamist says Hartz Mountain Industries, which owns the Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand hotels, is closing in on a deal to purchase the troubled Cooper Square Hotel. Hartz Mountain reps appeared at last night's Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    10 NYC Hotels Better Fitted for Charlie Sheen to Do Blow in Than the Plaza

    ​Home Alone 2. North by Northwest. Crocodile Dundee. Arthur. Eloise and her motherfucking Pet Turtle!* New York City's landmark The Plaza Hotel has been home to many famous scenes over its 103-year history. Yet Charlie Sheen has managed to sully it, as it is now also home to the famous scene that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at The Commodore; Sarah DiGregorio at Takashi

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has a stiff drink and the usual "retro-Southern-locavoric-hash-house fare" at The Commodore in Williamsburg. Sarah DiGregorio chews on some raw tripe and grills beef heart at Takashi. Sam Sifton approves of the newly reopened Annisa, where Anita Lo, "is not b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Dickchicken Goes Luxe on the Bowery

    ​A friend of Runnin' Scared spotted this new Keith Haring-esque Dickchicken on Bowery, a street that E.V. Grieve points out is so changed (and changing) as to resemble almost nothing of its former self -- not to mention, quite possibly doomed.

  • Dining

    April 13, 2010

    Arrivederci, Table 8, and Hello Faustina!

    Scott Conant names his new restaurant after a poisoner

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Michael White's Cooking Up an Italian Truck Stop

    Melissa HomMichael White keeps on truckin'.​Eater attended last night's CB2 meeting and learned a bit more about Michael White's upcoming venture at 218 Lafayette Street. Commensurate with his move downtown, the chef going a bit more down-market: He's planning "an Italian version of a truck st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    The Blogroll Gazette: Stalking Anthony Bourdain; Sneaking Pics at Shopsin's

    This week, in food blogs... Midtown Lunch got excited about the arrival of the new 38th Street Bon Chon, despite the extremely long wait for drumsticks. Eater discovered that Scott Conant is turning the vacated downstairs space at Cooper Square Hotel into a casual dining cafe. Grub Street continu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Table 8 Will Close, Scott Conant Takes Over Space

    Inside Govind Armstrong's misbegotten Table 8​ LA chef Govind Armstrong's adventure in New York was brief and unsuccessful. Table 8, in the Cooper Square Hotel, was almost inexplicably bad--inexplicable, because Armstrong's restaurants in LA have been greeted with mainly favorable reviews by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Under the Toque: Table 8 Still Open Despite Govind Armstrong Departure; Laurent Manrique Eyes Country Space

    ​ Govind Armstrong may have left Table 8 in the Cooper Square Hotel, but the restaurant is still open. Chef de cuisine Willis Loughhead, formerly of Country, is now running the kitchen. [NY Times] Laurent Manrique, an owner at Cafe de la Presse in San Francisco and formerly a chef at Aqua, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Table 8 and Irving Mill Both Closing Their Doors

    The Cooper Square Hotel, Table 8's soon-to-be former home.​The end of the week has brought the end of two downtown restaurants: Both Table 8 and Irving Mill are giving up the ghost.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Under the Toque: Chopped Chef Gets Socked; Scott Conant Eyes Table 8

    ​Jimmy Lappalainen, the executive at Riingo, was on Marcus Samuelsson's team for the White House dinner. He'll be offering the state dinner menu at Riingo from December 14-20. [Grub Street] Scott Conant is rumored to be closer to taking over the Table 8 space in the Cooper Square Hotel, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Things We Hate: Brand Ambassadors

    ​ In the food world, one is exposed to all sorts of asinine PR speak -- "lifestyle consultant" and "food personality" come to mind -- but few terms stoop to the depressing depths of "brand ambassador." What exactly is a brand ambassador? So far as anyone can tell, it's publicistese for "paid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    More Than 800 People Attended Josh Link's Funeral

    Josh Link at the Cooper Square Hotel in June. Via.​According to the Times:In deep mourning, the family has taken comfort in realizing, through the memorials and candlelight vigils, just how many people his work reached. "He was a notable person," said his father, Ronald Link, something his son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Ninth Precint Hears Out Residents Regarding Rowdy Cooper Square Hotel

    ​ We've all heard tales told (and seen evidence) of the horrors associated with living next to the Cooper Square Hotel. EVGrieve reports that Deputy Inspector Dennis Dequatro, commanding officer of the Ninth Precinct, met with residents from the neighborhood last night to hear their quality-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    At Tonight's CB3 SLA and DCA Licensing Committee Meeting...

    As anyone who's attended Community Board 3's SLA/DCA Licensing Committee meetings over the last few months knows, these things tend to have less in common with actual meetings than Pay-Per-View cage matches. Tonight's event, scheduled to kick off at 6:30 at the Jasa/Green Residence on East 5th Stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    What it's Like to Live Next to the Cooper Square Hotel

    The teetering glass monstrosity is right across from our office, but we can only imagine what it's like to live literally inches away from the Cooper Square Hotel's outdoor bar. A resident of one of the buildings that abuts the bar shot this video, depicting what might be a brand new circle of hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Under Review--Sietsema At Harbour; DiGregorio At Andy's Seafood & Grill

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema swims over to Harbour, although he isn't sure enough of his fellow New Yorkers will follow suit, while Sarah DiGregorio tries to stomach stinky tofu at Andy's Seafood & Grill. Jay Cheshes is less lukewarm about Harbour, with its chef Joe Isidori, who "cooks ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2009

    Whale-Watching With Björk

    A fleeting glimpse of infinity at a surreal, 'star'-studded benefit show

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello to Table 8; Goodbye to Atria

    The long-awaited New York debut of Govind Armstrong has arrived in the form of Table 8 at The Cooper Square Hotel. The California chef will focus on local, seasonal products, and feature in-house cured meats, rare salts and custom-blended teas. Entwine has opened with its small bar that seats se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello Again to the Chocolate Bar, Campbell Terrace; Goodbye to Ghenet

    The Campbell Terrace, the outdoor lounge at Grand Central Terminal, reopened this week with a brand spanking new summer cocktail menu. The Cooper Square Hotel's main downstairs bar and connected restaurant Table 8 opened. Wine pours are reportedly "giant." [Eater] Chocolate Bar, which closed a ye ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 29, 2009

    Tori Spelling Wants To Be Madonna

    Chatting with the rising design duo Phillipe and David; a more serious Tori reading.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    The Blonds, Tori Spelling, and a Shmancy New Hotel!

    Mike RuizAll that and more await you if you'll only CLICK HERE for my new column, a sumptuous whirl which starts out with The Blonds, the comely duo who design clothes for Katy Perry, Rihanna, and every other diva in between glamorously bickering and appearing on reality shows. There's also a saucy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    Hyper-Local News from Cooper Square!

    Outside the office. Soon to be park? Photo by Duncan Meisel The Voice's doorstep is getting a makeover. Earlier this week, The Villager reported on new Department of Transportation plans that call for an overhaul of Astor Place and Cooper Square, widening sidewalks and park space, while eliminati ... More >>