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Wallpaper in the Hotel Triton
Our hotel was across the street from Chinatown's dragon gates & just a few blocks from City Lights. The wallpaper has the text of On the Road and there was a copy of that book and of Howl in our room. The Beats are here the way the East Village sells its punk past.

The staff is local and hip. One had "Dan Savage" under his name. I asked why. He said they're encouraged to add the name of someone or something that's a big influence on them, then started to explain who Dan Savage is. We cut him off: We live in New York, we know who Dan Savage is. Everyone in the United States knows who Dan Savage is. OK, I didn't say that last, but anyone who would stay at a hipster hotel does, right?

Why is it that the more expensive the hotel, the fewer the amenities? Super 8s give you a big ol' waffle & egg breakfast, but we had to go downstairs to get coffee sans doughnuts.
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