Images from New York of The Boatel, an artist-run hotel built out of more than a dozen discarded boats at Marina 59 in Far Rockaway, offering a sanctuary from nearby John F. Kennedy International Airport and the buzz of New York City. Since opening last year, the hotel has been booked most weekends in the summer. A one-night stay costs $55 to $100, and profits go to support a small but thriving art community.
I’m still looking for a cool place to stay during my September trip to NYC, but this might just be a little too hipster for me.

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A neon sign hangs at the bait and tackle shop that houses the reception desk of the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Guests get together for drinks in the cabin of a boat during a downpour at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Guests share a laugh inside a boat at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Guests share a laugh while socializing on their boat at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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An airplane flies over head as a series of boats comprising of the Boatel are seen docked at a pier in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Guests mingle at an outdoor area at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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A movie is projected on a screen for guests staying on boats at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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A chair sits at the end of a pier at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Guests sign-in at the reception desk of the Boatel located in a bait and tackle shop in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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A projection screen is seen on the banks as guests swim and float in waters along the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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A guest uses a paddle board in the waters along the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Guests swim in the waters along the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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A guest stands in a boat at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Guests play with props during a party along a pier at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Guests eat and mingle in a common area at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Artist Angie Kang prepares a boat for guests to use at the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

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Guests socialize in a common area along a pier of the Boatel in New York. ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS

Jun 12, 2012