Last night, the Cooper Square Hotel celebrated, not only the completion of its 5th street façade, but also it’s acceptance into the East Village. Thanks to the unifying powers of public art, the noisy hotel’s neighbors will no longer use dirty underwear and douche bags to signal their displeasure because they simply have none anymore.

Actually, that’s not true. But the wall painting by Joyce Pensato, Nick 1, Vizie and Shinique Smith was finished, and the hotel did throw a party, though feuding neighbors were likely not invited. |Curbed|

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