Rugs aren’t expected to do much, but at the very least they shouldn’t offend. This rug is currently sitting on the 17th floor of the Plaza Hotel. Grotesque patterns, nauseating gold trim. In a fair and just word Isaac Tshuva, the Israeli billionaire who bought and re-designed the Plaza six years ago, would stand trial for aesthetic crimes. The Plaza used to be a haven of old-world Anglo-Saxon class. Now it reeks of Middle-Eastern cluelessness. The only thing missing are bellmen standing around with pointy-toed Ali Baba shoes.
Wool and the Gang, 98 Thompson St. — Monday, 10.18, 9:25 pm.