Tag Archives: Meatpacking District

At The Florent World Premiere

Thursday night Father Tony and I attended the world premiere of Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market, David Sigal’s documentary of the of famed Meatpacking District restaurant, its flamboyant owner Florent Morellet, and the incredible scenes staged almost nightly over the 25 years that NYC’s night creatures inhabited the place. On hand at the premiere was a who’s who of ...

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Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market

David Sigal’s documentary Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market, premieres next Thursday, June 24th, at the NYC Food Film Festival. Get tickets here. Openly gay and openly HIV+ Florent Morellet’s namesake Meatpacking District restaurant was long the post-clubbing meeting place for a spectacular hodge-podge of NYC’s nightlife denizens, celebrities, and activists. The restaurant was forced out of business last year ...

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Just Call It The Vanilla-Packing District

Remember the amusing flap of last month in which guests of the Meatpacking District’s Standard Hotel were performing sex shows and porn shoots from the floor-to-ceiling windows of rooms overlooking the High Line Park? Remember how the Standard had been encouraging such performances on their Facebook page? Well, it turns out that’s a one-way, hetero-only ride down Vanilla Street. Via ...

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Just Your Standard Peep Show

The Meatpacking District’s fancy new Standard Hotel straddles the also fancy, also new High Line Park, whose visitors have been treated to numerous sex shows from the windows of the hotel, including a few porn shoots. The New York Post is outraged: Disgusted neighbors say they’ve seen men masturbating, professional porn films being shot and couples engaging in sex in ...

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The Un-Closing Of Florent

After several hundred breast-beating and wailing posts from the gay and foodie blogosphere (including here on JMG), not to mention a zillion-word eulogy from the New York Times, today comes word via Eater that Florent is not closing this weekend after all. Except it is. But not really. Though the MePa institution Florent will close this Sunday night, landlord Joanne ...

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The End Of Florent?

Rumors have been flying on the various NYC foodie blogs about the impending closure of Meatpacking District landmark 24-hour diner and beloved gay hangout, Florent. Owner Florent Morellet, the iconic “Queen of MePa” confirmed to the NY Observer this week that his lease is ending March 31st, quelling, a tiny bit, the panic of foodies who feared the closure may ...

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