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 full view of the stunning High Line park path running alongside. “That crazy kind of behavior is completely unnecessary,” complained Bobby Shoule, 37, of Queens, the father of a 15-month-old daughter. Business neighbors also are disgusted. “I’ve seen a few porn shoots — three dudes walking around a hotel room with cameras and lights filming a couple,” said Joe, a manager at the next-door Brass Monkey. “I’ve seen at least 10 different people having sex. Saturday nights are the best time for the show.”
The Standard’s own Facebook page was actually encouraged the shows, although this message has now been removed:
“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 . . .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.”
City Council Speaker and nudge Christine Quinn promises to crack down on the hotel. So. Anybody up for the High Line this weekend? Saturday looks good.