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Does The Pod Hotel Have Resident Graffiti Artists On The Roof?

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June 10, 2011 at 9:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

As part of a blitz on budget New York last week, we ended up staying in The Pod. And while we liked the room and all (yes it was tiny, and there was some noise from trash collection in the night, but it was spotless and all we needed), what we were most intrigued by was the roof terrace, hidden up a flight of stairs from the 14th floor.

It wasn’t the astroturf that intrigued us, or the plants, or the views of the neighbors’ rooftops; no, it was the fact that the hotel seems to have a couple of resident graffiti artists.

By the looks of things, there’s been someone called Tuse seeing to the doors and the drainpipes, and DR AM taking care of the walls and benches. There’s another tag on the doorway going back into the hotel, but that doesn’t look so professional.

Tuse has also decorated the “fireman’s telephone jack” in the stairwell, too.

We probably shouldn’t be that surprised – after all, it’s an unmanned terrace – yet we give props to whoever ventured up there. Was it guests, who happen to be graffiti artists? Or artists who heard about an unconquered rooftop?

At least it doesn’t spoil the view.

Disclosure: Juliab stayed as a guest of The Pod on assignment for another publication. Rest assured, though, all opinions are her own.

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