Hammocks and Drug Dealers in the Lower East Side

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Inside The Hotel on Rivington.

The Hotel on Rivington has a cultural consultant named the “Superintendent of Luminous Detail,” The New York Times reports. Nemo Librizzi helps imbue the high-class rooms with hipster chic.

His approach to socializing could best be described as democratic; he counts both movie producers and Puerto Rican drug dealers as friends, and his mind works like a kind of pan-cultural hipster databank, filing away references to the Norwegian novelist Knut Hamsun, say, or the African singer Abdoulaye Diabate.

And yes, he’s “outrageously expensive.”

—Riva Froymovich

Hammocks and Drug Dealers in the Lower East Side