Notorious Longacre Goes Disney Crazy

Notorious Longacre Goes Disney Crazy

After driving out over 100 tenants and spending a bundle on illegal construction, the notorious Longacre Hotel at 317 West 45th Street apparently has gotten Disney fever! Spurred on by the promise of out-of-control tourism, Alan Lapes who holds the mortgages for the Longacre Hotel (it’s still in receivership after foreclosure), renamed the former womens’ residence the Aladdin Hotel and began advertising the “Flying Carpet Roof-Top Bar” even though current zoning would prohibit such activity and he does not have a liquor permit. Residents report he is allowing youth hostels to drink on the roof.