The Vibe: Funky.
The Area: In NYC’s East Village, on East 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues, directly across from the legendary concert venue Webster Hall. The iconic East Village is where rock ‘n’ roll, renegade art, LGBTQ+ activism, and generations of immigrants all merged to give birth to American counterculture.
The DNA: With interior design by Rockwell Group and architecture by Stonehill Taylor, Moxy NYC East Village is conceived as a vertical timeline, drawing inspiration from various eras in East Village history, from the earliest settlers to the punk era to today. Interior design is inspired by urban archaeology, with the hotel’s 13 floors loosely conceived as homages to different eras in the East Village’s past and present, as well as its future. Three check-in kiosks just inside the entrance are assemblages by local artist Michael Sanzone, made from found objects and materials. Behind the kiosks, striped tapestries hang on the walls and bleed onto the floors. Their alternating bands of graffiti and graphics recall shredded layers of wheat-pasted posters—the kind you might see peeling off a downtown building façade.
Suite-Me-Up: Accommodations range from efficiently laid out queens and doubles. Families traveling together might prefer the Quad Bunk rooms with four twin beds. The expansive Suite Jane, named after a Velvet Underground song, is more of an event space, though you can also book an adjoining room if you want to stay over. All have large windows for prime views of Manhattan’s skyline and the surrounding streets – an effort to bring more of the neighborhood inside.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 286 rooms (14-19m2) (155-214 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture: Stonehill Taylor • interior design: Rockwell Group • bathroom amenities: muk • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible