You've heard from the backside of the Coop. You've heard from the backside of the Thompson LES. Now, we've got another. Our source in the Thompson writes:
"tonight, i was sitting in my apartment and i heard britney spears as if she was singing right next door (how are people still listening to her?) so i went on the roof thinking it was the thompson les and alas! it's THOR.
...i can't believe the hotel is four blocks away and i can hear all their crappy music and people cheering to the crappy music. from what i've read, it's their new event space on the rooftop and it looks like they are giving the thompson a run for their money... i think this might be the next annoying hotel story."
Here's a photo of The Hotel on Rivington's Sunday afternoon penthouse party, the roof precariously overflowing with guests. Are they rivaling Thompson? A Yelper sure thinks so:
"possibly the best party in town these days, and In my opinion the best come back of one establishment this year. Rivington is giving Thompson's drab Above Allen a real run for their money. I found the scene - It's at Rivington, and I suspect it'll stay here, because they have some of the best guys manning the door keeping the area upstairs a douche-free zone."
Somehow, I doubt that last line. The penthouse party-zone just opened this summer--brought to you by the same guy who did exclusive faux-bookshop, The Eldridge. Here's what it looks like up there:
photo: Guest of a Guest--see more here!