Guests At The Standard Hotel In New York City Give Quite A View

Earlier this summer, New York City opened the much-touted High Line, a former elevated railroad turned into a lovely urban park, for tourists and locals alike to enjoy. People flocked. It turns out it’s not only the trees and comfy lounge chairs that people eagerly line up for. Overlooking the park is The Standard Hotel, where guests can frequently be seen from the park below performing sex acts in front of the hotel’s floor-to-ceiling 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.” Huh, no wonder my out-of-town wedding guests couldn’t stop raving about the park when they visited it last month. Rather than discourage that kind of behavior, The Standard is practically pleading for its guests to continue providing a peep show for the park-goers below. Its Facebook page boldly says: “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 . . .”. And until the The Post contacted them for a comment, their website further encouraged guests’ exhibitionism, saying: “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.” Even their ads have upped the raunch factor. One pictured a woman in nothing but a tool belt and declared: “We’ll put up with your banging if you put up with ours.”

Needless to say, not everyone is happy with the behavior at The Standard — the public park below, after all, is a place families bring their kids. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told The Post she hopes to bring the show to an end. How does she plan to do that exactly? By making sure The Standard hears the message from the community that their actions “are unacceptable.” Uh, yeah, I’m sure that’ll be real effective. [via NY Post]