Hotel on Rivington Bows to Community Pressure with Etiquette Street Signage
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To be honest, our first impression was that artist Jay Shells was behind the new signs. And with good reason. His Metropolitan Etiquette Authority placements are all over Hell Square, and have since become entrenched in the local streetscape. But we were wrong.
Step outside the Hotel on Rivington complex, walk to the curb, and look up. There you’ll see a pair of signs with Laurel and Hardy urging clientele to “respect our neighbors,” and to “please leave quietly.”
The action is part of a concerted effort by the nine-year-old hotel to play nicely with its neighbors, specifically the LES Dwellers Association, which continues to flex its muscle. We are told that both sides are meeting periodically in the hopes of “better coexisting” on the block.