Frank Lautenberg's nightmare hotel

If NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg (D) ever has occasion to stay in a hotel in NYC, perhaps he'd like to try the Essex House on Central Park South, which was devilishly acquired by an international investor group in 2005. I passed by there today en route to catch up with my dear friend and adopted older sister, Syrian reformer extraordinaire Hind Kabawat.

I was going to go inside to have a look, but there seemed to be lots of skinheads hanging out in the lobby.

All in all, it seems like a fine hotel, but I definitely wouldn't stay there during an election year.

Note the American flag in the background. Always a good reminder.