Standard Hotel Brings New Meaning To ‘Public’ Bathroom
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Talk about a room with a view.
The Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District features an 18th-floor bathroom with 10-foot-high ceiling-to-floor windows that allow people on the street to look up and see Boom Boom Room clubgoers relieving themselves.
Some in the crowd outside the bar accepted this as part of modern life and seemed unfazed by the public viewing.
1010 WINS’ John Montone reports
“We live in a new age now where everything is public,” Citizen Chris, from Brooklyn, told 1010 WINS’ John Montone. “If you really want to do something private you better lock yourself in a room and make sure no cameras are on, phones are off. That’s the only way you can really get privacy.”
“He pees, you pee, I pee, who doesn’t pee?” a person named Leo said.
“If you’re looking up on the 18th floor and see someone’s behind, chances are that you want to look at it,” one man said.
“People want to see that, I know I do,” another man said.
Others believe there are still some things that call for privacy.
“I feel bad for the other folks on 14th Street,” one woman said. “I would look away.”
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