There are no heralded restaurants or strobe-lit nightclubs nearby. The area has no tourist attractions. Finding a yellow cab would be akin to spotting a U.F.O.
Still, a hotel is in the final stage of construction in a remote stretch of Hunts Point, wedged between the Sheridan Expressway and the Bronx River. Neighbors of the four-story, butter yellow building, which will have at least 60 rooms, include a body repair shop, a boiler repair outfit and a junkyard.
But rather than hailing the hotel as an economic boon to the gritty industrial area, community leaders wish it would simply go away.
The hotel, which is on a service road leading to the expressway, was built legally under existing zoning regulations. But Mr. Gonzalez of the community board hopes that it will never be allowed to open. “We’ve worked for too many years to change the borough’s image to allow a hotel that would detract from that,” he said.
Raised Eyebrows for a Hotel on the Outskirts
But it's just off the highway. People will stay here on airport layovers, when they visit their families or go to a wedding. There is a residential area shown in the background just a couple of blocks away. This will improve a blighted area!
Sorry, I was thinking like a Curbed commenter for a moment. Heh.