The Real Deal New York

Born, MacPherson hotel to replace New School dorm

September 09, 2011 12:16PM

Clockwise from left: 3 West 8th Street (source: PropertyShark) and beat writers Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac

A New School Parson’s dormitory in Greenwich Village will become a posh hotel, the New York Post reported. Hoteliers Richard Born and Sean MacPherson signed a lease for the eight-story building at 3 West 8th Street that had served as a dorm for the New School for the last 25 years.

“It’s screaming for a hotel that will fit in with Greenwich Village and [New York University],” Born said. The pair intends to renovate the building in the spirit of their Jane and Bowery hotels, and plans to have a bar and restaurant on the ground floor.

The 43,600-square-foot building was originally erected in 1900 as the Marlton House, and, according to the Post, it later became a haven for struggling Beat Generation writers including Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. [Post]

One Response to “Born, MacPherson hotel to replace New School dorm”

  1. March 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm, Retail revival takes hold on West 8th Street – said:

    […] of Stumptown Coffee Roasters, at the corner of MacDougal Street, and BD Hotels forthcoming project, at 5 West 8th Street, to cement the strip’s […]