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Work kicks off at BAM Cultural District Marriott

Shakespeare theater-adjacent hotel to hold 200 rooms, include basement performance space
May 12, 2014 08:00AM

Work is officially underway at a new hotel in the BAM Cultural District, an area dubbed the Lincoln Center of Brooklyn.

The up-and-coming full-service, 200-room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, situated at 95 Rockwell Place, will include a basement performance space, rooftop bar, banquet hall and ground-floor restaurant overlooking an outdoor arts plaza, according to previous reports. The Department of Buildings issued a demolition permit in late April for the small commercial building on the site, and developer Second Development Services will make use of 47,337 square feet of transferred air rights¬†above Brooklyn’s Mark Morris Dance Group’s 3 Lafayette Avenue home.

The new Thomas Leeser-designed hotel will be directly adjacent to the Shakespeare-centric Theatre for a New Audience, which opened in November three blocks away from Barclays Center. [Brooklyn Eagle]Julie Strickland