Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Standard spectacle

From the NY Post:

Note to parents strolling the High Line: Don't let your kids look up.

The Meatpacking District's newly opened, much-touted urban park along an elevated, former railroad trestle has unwittingly turned into a peep show near The Standard hotel, as randy hotel guests perform sex acts in front of floor-to-ceiling hotel windows.

Disgusted neighbors say they've seen men masturbating, professional porn films being shot and couples engaging in sex in full view of the stunning High Line park path running alongside.

Business neighbors also are disgusted.

The Standard's Facebook page bluntly encourages the explicit behavior.

"We encourage you to exercise your inner exhibitionist. Please share your intimate, and explicit photos with us -- those floor to ceiling windows aren't just for the views..."

The hotel Web site beckons:

"Whatever you do, just make sure the shots are HOT and that you get them to us in whichever way you can. It's all about sex all the time, and you're our star."

After The Post contacted The Standard for comment, the posting was abruptly changed.

The 18-floor hotel opened at the end of last year -- with raunch-friendly ads.

"We'll put up with your banging if you put up with ours," an ad declared, picturing a woman wearing nothing but a tool belt.


Anonymous said...

I Queens this has been a defacto norm at the Pam Am motel when KLM had stewardesses.

If in Manhattan - this now becomes accepted, normal behavior. In Queens the lovelies that bent over in the large windows to give us full lovely views to us mechanics across the street made our day. Over time some came over to meet us! But in the day if they were caught - their visas would have been revoked. At the Standard you would be rewarded with a front page review in the NY Post!

Anonymous said...

This is so disgusting. It won't be long before they are shut down.

Anonymous said...

Why should they be shut down? What people do in the privacy of their homes or hotel rooms is their business. Don't want to see it look away. If anyone is in the wrong its the peeping toms taking pictures.

Anonymous said...

It is the Meatpacking District.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing private about what they're doing.

Miles Mullin said...

Well, so this is where Wade Nichols disappeared to.

Eddie NYC said...

You looking into my window:

Would you complain that I was praying to a particular religion?

Would you complain of what TV shows I am watching?

Would you complain of what books are on my bookshelf?

Would you complain of CDs/DVDs are on my bookshelf?

Would you complain that I was smoking?

Would you complain of the colors of my room?

Why not just not look up? No one forces you to pick up that porn magazine at the newstand, so no one is forcing you to look up.

If given the opportunity to look into your window, someone would be able to find a million things to complain about.

If not, we not we all start learning the goose-step, and begin doing the blond hair/blue-eye scenario.

Erik Baard said...

Well, at least now we have no douby that the Highline holds opportunities for self-financing. :)

-Joe said...

Oh so THATS what that building is.
I walked under it going to the 4th July fireworks.
I was saying to myself "WTF is this a new wing jail by the water ?"

Pam Am Motel
LOL some year ago I did house sound at Lamours East Rock Club on Queens Blvd. I remember those KLM Dutch stewardesses well.
They would get fully naked and wave lamps & wine bottles to get our attention.
I had really long hair at the time, jeans, black leather Harley vest. Hell.. those girls were constantly coming up to me looking to buy drugs or "come upstairs and party"
(I dont mess with off the boat Dutch chicks, they "go" with anybody and everything...Anybody whos been to Amsterdam or St.Thomas USVI know what Im talking about)
Well a co worker went for it with 3 of them at once.
About an hour later he was being rushed out naked on a stretcher wile they were pumping a ballon in his mouth.
(heart attack)
He survived to learn he contracted Herpes


Sergey Kadinsky said...

Another example that money can't buy class. In this age, it buys crass.

Ridgewoodian said...

I hope that everyone who's complained that the city has become too boring and bland - and I've read that complaint a thousand times on this blog - is jumping for joy over this development. THIS is the New York of myth and romance. Huzzah!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, -Joe, for the usual random nonsense.

Anonymous said...

You think the Standard Hotel will be shut down?!? Ha! Not a chance. Do you know anything about things in this city outside of your little neighborhood?
They will tell patrons to make sure the shades are drawn from now on. This activity will stop soon enough.

Anonymous said...

"You think the Standard Hotel will be shut down?!? Ha! Not a chance. Do you know anything about things in this city outside of your little neighborhood?"

I think if they keep it up, there will be a LOT of people complaining and it might result in them getting shut down. If they close the curtains, then I don't know. It's pretty disturbing to me that people feel the urge to show their privates to total strangers.

I mean what's up with that?

I think most of the people doing stuff like this have issues or they're just plain ugly and can't get attention any other way.