Sleep Inn Hotel

Construction site for the Sleep Inn Hotel (Source: Amusing the Zillion)

Amusing the Zillion reported last week that Sleep Inn Hotel is now under construction on Stillwell Avenue and Avenue Z, just north of the Coney Island Creek, making it the first new hotel in the neighborhood in decades.

The site reports:

A sign on the construction fence says “Anticipated Completion: Fall 2015.” Mahesh Ratjani, one of the partners in the project, tells ATZ: “We are hoping to have it completed by the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015.” According to DOB records, a 12,989 square foot, four-story hotel will occupy the 13,000 square foot lot. Sleep Inn is a member of the Choice Hotels Group.

Documents on the Department of Buildings website show the hotel will have 53 guest rooms.

The problem is that the 2590 Stillwell Avenue lot, which was purchased in 2007 for $1.9 million, isn’t really part of Coney Island. ATZ says it’s the border of Gravesend and Bath Beach, and I’d agree. Regardless, it’s far flung from the amusement district, and ain’t the kind of hotel we were thinking when we heard hotels were coming to Coney Island.

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  • bruce b

    wow, someone evidently thinks big things are coming to Coney. Now if only we could fight off the “whatever it is I’m against it” people…..

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      Foreign investors are building hotels all over NYC. The interest is not Coney Island, it’s the Belt Parkway,.

      • Curious

        Please explain..

        • M. Smart

          easy access

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

            That’s it.

  • BrooklynBus

    Does government ever tell us the truth?

    Yesterday I heard on TV that the new government health insurance comes with a $5,000 deductible. That’s not health insurance.

    • levp

      “government health insurance” = Medicare, Medicaid or VA. Which one of these has $5,000 deductible?
      More importantly, how is this related to the hotel in Coney?

      • BrooklynBus

        I believe they were talking about the new insurance available under Obamacare. Medicares is much lower.

        It’s related if they promise new hotels in Coney Island (which probably are still in the works) and what we get instead are hotels outside of Coney Island. And government promises new health insurance for all that requires you to pay what is a huge sum of money for many poor people.

        • levp

          One of the (5? 10? 20?) policies offered by a private insurance company (via a state of federal exchange) has a $5000 deductible. Individual or family? For what income? What tax subsidies would this person be eligible for? Finally, is this a voluntary High-deductible health plan (HDHP) (this is most likely)? http://www.fairhealthconsumer.org/reimbursementseries/high_deductible.aspx

          In any event, that makes it a “government” health insurance just like Sleep Inn announcing a new hotel makes it a government-promised hotel.

          • BrooklynBus

            The health news story did not go into details.

            No problem with Sleep in announcing a new hotel. The story was about a Coney Island hotel that was not in Coney Island. My comparison would be true if the promised hotels in Coney island does not materialize or if it takes 30 years for it to happen. I remember hearing in the 1950s the government promising to clean up Times Square. When was it finally cleaned up? 1980s, 1990s?

          • levp

            I re-read the article (and the linked article from ATZ) and failed to find where the government promised any hotels.
            There is a reference to Thor Equities winning a re-zoning for a potential high-rise hotel, but that is a private venture Thor Equities’ promise (and not even a promise, actually), so blame them and not the government.