Is New York’s newish Cooper Square Hotel, a 21-story glass monstrosity in the Bowery, truly necessary? Forget the fact that hotel occupancy rates are down 30 percent across the board in recession-wracked Manhattan. But remember that the Bowery is a gritty neighborhood of low-rise buildings, and has always been so. This zoning oversight is tantamount to sticking a bank tower in Greenwich Village. Furnishings in the 145-room hotel are by B & B Italia, but so what? Inside and out, the place still looks like an office. Recommendation: hit the glasstastic Hotel on Rivington, farther south, instead. The Lower East Side is the more interesting place to be anyway.
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