Hell’s Kitchen is set to lose two of its most cherished hospitality landmarks. The Press Lounge, a celebrated rooftop bar known for its stunning skyline views, and PRINT, a beloved farm-to-table eatery, have both announced their impending closure. After more than a decade of serving locals and tourists alike, the establishments, both located at the INK48 Hotel on 11th Avenue, will shut their doors permanently on February 1, 2024.

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The Press Lounge on 11th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. Photo: Ortal Mizrahi

Owner Adam Block, a pivotal figure in the Hell’s Kitchen culinary scene, cited the inability to sustain business under current economic conditions as the primary reason for the closure.

The Press Lounge, with its panoramic views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, has been a popular spot for both casual evening drinks and high-profile events. PRINT, known for its commitment to locally sourced ingredients, has been a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, setting a high standard for culinary excellence in the area. The group employed a member of staff as a forager to make sure they got the finest ingredients for their bar and restaurant.

Despite this setback, Adam Block remains committed to Hell’s Kitchen. In a positive twist, Block announced the expansion of Vesuvio Bakery, another of his ventures. The bakery, renowned for its artisanal bread, coffee and pastries, is set to reopen its Hell’s Kitchen location in the new year. The coffee shop on 10th Avenue originally opened at Vesuvio’s commissary location in October 2022, but shuttered earlier this fall while it underwent a transformation to include pizza, beer and wine.

Block, in his announcement, expressed deep gratitude to the community for their unwavering support over the years. “It is with great sadness that we close these chapters after being in operations for over 14 years,” he said. “But we are excited about the opportunities ahead and remain dedicated to serving this vibrant neighborhood.”

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The Press Lounge is renowned for its spectacular views over Midtown and Hell’s Kitchen. Photo: Phil O’Brien

For now, patrons can still enjoy the unique experiences offered by The Press Lounge and PRINT until February 2024, creating a few more memorable moments before their final closing.

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  1. Noooooo I’m so very sad to hear this. I love the press lounge and we loved sending so many of our customers there for an iconic New York City experience. Thank you for all of the memories 💜

  2. It’s not a lack of business – business is thriving in Hell’s Kitchen – it’s a lack of good service. Ink 48 used to be a great hotel. It has slid so far down and created it’s own problems repeatedly with horrible customer service.
    The place was literally a high priced dump last visit and will never go back while it’s under current ownership.

  3. Will miss Print and Press with its great views. Great place to “wow” guests.

    My guests had the same reaction as the previous person regarding the hotel itself. It was run so much better when it was part of the Kimpton hotel roster. Such a shame.

  4. Ohhhhh noooo,

    The press lounge was such an amazing venue to bring guests from out of town…. I have friends out in the farm belt who still remember the view as one of the most amazing things they have ever seen on a summer night.😖😢

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