One of my favorite parts about the Agenda trip was my stay at the Thompson LES located at 190 Allen St. on the Lower East Side. This ultra modern, high-end hotel is discretely tucked away from the street, but offers fantastic views of the city and some stellar amenities like their Andy Warhol Pool, a free backpack to use during your stay (which is available for purchase if you want to keep it), glowing headboards by photographer Lee Friedlander, free in-house movie library and of course the rainfall shower. The hotel is also prone to the random, oft quoted by Buffalo Dandy, celebrity guest. Next time I plan a trip to NYC with wife, the Thompson LES will surely be on top of our list for places to stay. Check their website for availability.