Hammocks and Drug Dealers in the Lower East Side

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