About the Standard, East Village
Formerly the Cooper Square Hotel, hotelier André Balazs took over this property in late 2011 and the Standard East Village was born. The hotel features an expansive lobby with a big, comfortable banquette framed by floor-to-ceiling windows – perfect for looking out onto the adjacent courtyard and watching the neighborhood’s stylish locals stroll by. The windows bathe the slate and smoke-grey space in flattering natural light, lending the space a serene vibe.
A natural palette suffuses the Standard East Village's second-floor check-in area and the guest rooms. The furniture is '70s modern in style. Geometric and modular chairs, desks, coffee tables, and ottomans populate the rooms and communal spaces. All of the rooms are outfitted with flat-screen TVs and cozy beds draped in luxury Italian linens. Most of the rooms in the 21-story building feature wall-to-wall window views of the downtown Manhattan skyline. Guests can splurge on a super studio or suite for heated bathroom floors and a deep-soaking tub. The views in the rooms are second only to the panorama available from the wraparound penthouse terrace, where guests enjoy breakfast daily.
Situated in the gentrifying area where the East Village and NoHo neighborhoods meet, the Standard East Village is surrounded by upscale residences, as well as monuments of New York’s counterculture past. Across the street are the offices of iconic alt-weekly The Village Voice. A few blocks south is the Bowery Poetry Club and the space formerly known as CBGBs. One block away, tattoo parlors and novelty shops line St. Mark’s Place. Luxury designer boutiques, the prestigious Cooper Union, the long-running Blue Man Group show, and the Public Theatre are also a stone's throw from the Standard. SoHo, TriBeCa and Alphabet City are also within walking distance of the hotel.
Dining options in the neighborhood are seemingly infinite, featuring nearly every kind of cuisine at every price point, from $3 tacos at the Bowery Bar & Grill’s sidewalk take-out station to $100 fried chicken (per party of four) at Momofoku Noodle Bar.
The hotel is currently undergoing renovations on its ground floor level, with a new restaurant to open in 2013.
Visitors seeking a hip yet comfortable downtown New York experience will appreciate this boutique hotel’s proximity to iconic landmarks of the city’s past, as well as being walking distance from most major lower Manhattan neighborhoods.
A complimentary breakfast is served daily in the penthouse, and guests can order from a select food and cocktail menu at the hotel’s 2nd floor Mezzanine dining area from 12pm-2am. The Mezzanine closes at 4am on weekends, but room service can be ordered 24 hours a day.
The Standard, East Village Location Information:
25 Cooper Square (at East 5th St.)
New York, NY 10003
6 to Astor Pl.; N, R to 8th Street/NYU; B, D, F, M to Broadway/Lafayette Sts.
- 24 hour front desk
- Fitness Center
- Non-Smoking Facility