Went to the Hotel on Rivington for New Years. DON'T DO IT! The staff was helpful however the overall experience was horrible. The tickets were expensive, which is expected for New Years in New York. However I felt scammed. When we arrived at the hotel there were two lines. One for people who had tickets and another for people who did not. The line did not move. We realized that with a VIP ticket you could cut the line. So we decided to take advantage. They would only let 2 of us in at a time as if it were a regular night at a bar and not a paid New Years experience. People were pushing and agitated (understandably.) Once we got in the place was PACKED. There was no room to move and people were pushing once again, had to have been a fire hazard. You could not reach the bar and there was really no where else to go. The VIP ticket got you a wristband to go upstairs. So again we waited in a line where people pushed and got angry. Two of our friends even got thrown out, apparently we did not pay to be there. Finally we reached the elevators to get upstairs and they were slow and one was not working. Once we got upstairs it was a mess, garbage and shattered glass everywhere. The was one accessible bathroom per floor. Getting to the bar upstairs was just as difficult. Although we made the most of the night, it was a horrible experience. Will never go back! DO NOT make your New Years plans at the Hotel on Rivington.
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