Lotta Hosteling In Harlem
Insanity now comes bunked four to a room in Harlem's Lotta Hostel.
Walking past the former 118th St Lotta Condos building on Saturday night, I noticed that the time honored Harlem activity of socializing on the stoop was being carried out in several languages by a mix of late teen to twenty somethings. At first I thought that the Harlem Experience tours had really gone too far (Gospel service, Sylvia's, African Market, Stoop?), but then noticed the fully functional check in desk and a faint wiff of college.
Maybe it was fate, or maybe it was the full moon, but I am guessing that two of the French-speaking guests came from Quebec, based on the license plates of the Smart Car parked down the street. (Right! Because how could this story not include a Smart Car?) It was enough to make me run home and grab a real camera, as my cell phone could not capture the car in the dark.