"It may not draw the average tourist" might be the takeaway line from this quirky story from the New York Times about the Boggsville Boatel, a new art project masquerading as a floating hotel.
Instead of renting rooms for the night, guests rent old boats docked in a marina in Far Rockaway, N.Y., under the flight path for New York Kennedy airport. The Boatel's proprietor is an artist, Constance Hockaday.
The target audience? According to Hockaday: "It's also a sneaky ploy of gathering an audience of adventurous people." The Boggsville is not in the GDSs, but the adventurous can book it through the Flux Factory, a gallery in Long Island City, N.Y.
Update: The Boggsville Boatel is now projecting 100% occupancy through the rest of the summer, according to the gallery.