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#1 Supawyde

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 06:53 PM



Does anyone have any knowledge of The Hotel On Rivington? I've never really ventured into that area before, normally sticking to Soho etc. Is it safe, is what I'm really trying to say?

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:33 PM



It's as safe as you can expect with a bunch of drinkers out and about! If you take a look at the LES map ( http://superfuture.c...?area=15&city=3 ) you'll see that the neighborhood has a bunch of bars, shops, etc. and the nightlife there is much more fun than in SoHo. My last two trips to NYC I stayed in NoLita and walked to LES both night and day, with a buddy, with women and by myself with no trouble - even smashed. Like any big city, you need to watch out, but there isn't anything there to really be afraid of.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:38 PM



The very end of Rivington are the Projects! Nothing to be scared of.
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 12:29 AM



i've stayed there, it's pretty nice; totally safe...i'd stay again.
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 02:13 AM



my fiance got us a room there back in april.
the lobby was still "under construction."
the bar is pretty small, and some of the "guests" are retarded.
heard the rates went through the roof since i stayed there.
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Posted 15 September 2005 - 10:35 AM



it's one of those many lower manhattan hotels owned by private equities with no hotelling experience and run by staff who may be aspiring models but never worked at a hotel. it's hideous. i'm not surprised that Surface design magazine (it was first conceived as a Surface Hotel) bailed out from the project very early and they've had problems finding financiers filling the gap. they've turning the top floors to serviced apartments - to reduce the number of rooms i may guess.

the weak dollar has created a huge influx of tourists to NYC and extreme shortage of hotel rooms at the moment. when that's gone - which will happen inevitably sooner or later - this, and many others will be out of business.
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Posted 15 September 2005 - 02:29 PM



I think the problem with the Rivington hotel is the old standby criteria for any real estate: "Location, location, location". The problem with hotel rivington is that its trying to hard. The design, the concept, everything about it is in direct opposition to the surrounding area. You go Rivington and you are just struck with how utterly incongruous the hotel is compared with the rest of the buildings. It shouldn't belong there. People aren't enamoured with they see it. No other location has guards/porters outside their entrances, just homeless people and the occassional drunk. I'm really surprised they allowed it to be financed and I'm not suprised that they converting many of the rooms to apartments because I can't see why anyone would want to stay there since there are so many better hotels in/around the area.
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 11:37 AM



I've stayed there a few times, and although the scene in the hotel bar gets pretty crazy, the location is convenient. There are tons of other great bars and restaurants in the area that make it worth staying so close.
On my first stay, I had a corner room suite, and it was amazing, there were windows that surrounded the bedroom, which could be closed automatically. and the shower stall was a half frosted window to the outside. Flat screen tv's, and a tempurpedic bed. You can't beat that!
My second stay, my room was more of a box, with the window facing another buildings' wall.

I would definitely stay there again. Of all the places I've stayed in NYC, I prefer the Rivington.
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 03:33 PM



they charge 9 bucks for a heineken. F that shit.
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 04:42 PM



WAAAAAACK from the complete architectural letdown (it was supposed to be ILL when people heard who was desigining it, across the board disappointment) all the way to the overpriced garbage, incompetent staff and barely decent views.
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 12:24 AM



I went to some good parties on the the top two floors which were quite nice...the views up there are second to none...but agreed, overall the hotel is toilet.
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Posted 04 October 2005 - 07:45 PM



the area is pretty safe but this hotel is way overpriced for what you get..only the views are good, hotel has lots of growing up to do.
check out tripadvisor for more reviews.
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Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:12 PM



I stayed there for a couple nights before they were officially opened. The service was questionable. The finishes were very nice. The bathrooms were really nice. Tempurpedic mattresses were very nice. Maid walking in on me and my girlfriend was not. The views are very subjective to the room you get. The top floor has incredible views but so does the brooklyn bridge.

My opinion. If you are looking to have a great vacation in NYC it is worth the extra bucks to stay at soho/tribeca grand. Or just wait until The Standard opens. Can't wait for that one.
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Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:13 PM



As far as the area is concerned. Unless you are afraid of hipsters, you will be ok.
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Posted 24 October 2005 - 07:26 AM



Unbelievable views!!! Tallest building in the lower east side and when you fall asleep on your temperpedic mattress you can fall asleep to the lights of the manhattan skyline. Very hip neighborhood. Highly recommend the restaurant around the corner on Ludlow. Suba is fantastic (if you can actually get a table). I feel some previous reviews have been somewhat unfair as the hotel only just finished construction. The lobby and restaurant are now completed and (obviously) the hotel is now much nicer than it was pre-opening.
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Posted 25 October 2005 - 02:29 AM



I want to bring an asian hooker there, sip brandy, and just talk.
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