Friday, June 4, 2010

UPDATED: Hotel Toshi "Invades" Nolita?

Hot on the heels of a "misunderstanding" about plans for 168 Elizabeth Street, flyers posted around Little Italy and Nolita are raising the alarm over Hotel Toshi—run by "former sex party promoter, Robert Chan." According to the flyer, Hotel Toshi has landed in Nolita, though no affirming information was provide. Hotel Toshi's website does contain a listing for a 3 bedroom at "Prime Soho Mott" with pictures coming soon.

NYC The Blog emailed Hotel Toshi last night inviting them to add any information they felt was relevant. The post will be updated with any response received. UPDATED: Robert Chan telephones with more information.

"Hotel" Toshi owns a number of apartments throughout New York City, renting them out on a nightly basis, in apparent violation of city zoning regulations. In February The Real Deal reported the State of New York was going to tighten the screws even more: "with four state bills that, if enacted, would make it clearly illegal to rent residential apartments on a nightly basis, and would beef up city enforcement of the issue."

The hunt is on. Where is Hotel Toshi in Nolita, and how much for the World Cup massage party?

Click through the photo below to see the flyer in full size.

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