Construction work is busily under way high above Sixth Avenue at Jimmy, the indoor/outdoor roof bar at the brand new James Hotel. Eater managed to get inside for some plywood shots of the space , which is being developed by the Hotel Griffou team and David Rabin on behalf of the hotel. Once open, the roof bar will offer some pretty stunning views stretching from river to river, as well as a great vantage point to watch the World Trade Center development in real time. Jimmy will have its own entrance on Thompson Street to keep patrons from interfering with hotel operations, and will feature the same quality cocktail program from Griffou.
The indoor part of Jimmy features a small bar that will be surrounded by banquettes and couches facing inward, and has dark browns and blues to contrast the natural light pouring through the floor to ceiling windows. The room is relatively small, and looks like it will hold about 80 people at a time. The patio has a very tiny pool (see photo) that will expand the capacity to about 140 guests when the weather permits. The bar was hoping to be ready by mid August, but is now hoping for a late October opening. Expect the scene at Jimmy to to be closer to A60 than the Gansevoort, but without the membership cards.
· Roof Bar Coverage [~ENY~]
· James Hotel Coverage [Curbed NY]