After a year or so of hotel-hype, the Thompson LES Hotel finally opened its 2nd and 3rd story pool lounge. (And yes, the rooftop swim-hole does actually have Andy Warhol’s face on the pool floor.) The rooftop is, as it has been said to be, ‘the ultimate in clean industrial New York, with timeless modern style’ but, according to neighboring residents, does not guarantee convivial reception. At the equivalent levels of many Allen Street and nearby residencies, the pool lounge has caused a number of nightlife evils.
Two weeks ago, three of the hotel’s managers met with a representative from the NYPD and members of Community Board 3 to discuss the hotel rooftop’s late night noise, traffic obstruction and disorderly crowds on the streets around the hotel.
To some resolve, the hotel management and the residents agreed to hold another meeting July 9th.
Sound a little too familiar? A la the May, Beatrice Inn incident? We hope the Lower East Side community is a bit more forgiving than the West Village.