If you want to see something completely crazy in New York, and have a good laugh, I advise you to take a little trip to the toilets of the bar at the Standard Hotel, the luxury hotel that spans the High Line promenade. , in the Meatpacking District. No need to be a hotel guest – just grab a drink at Top of The Standard, the bar on the top floor of the hotel, before rushing to the restroom. The Standard hotel offers you incredible toilets with a panoramic view of New York. Comfortably seated in the seat, you can do your little business while contemplating the High Line at your feet, the Financial District skyline, the One World Trade Center tower, the Hudson River and New Jersey in the distance. Stuning view !
No two-way windows
But beware because there is a “catch” … Contrary to what most customers and clients think, the windows of the bar toilets are not two-way windows: the windows allow you to see outside but can also see you perfectly from the outside. And, there, that changes things a little, even a lot. From the southern end of the High Line and the terraces of the new Whitney Museum of American Art building, which now faces the Standard Hotel, you can clearly see the silhouettes of people parading through the bar washrooms. The same goes for the rooms: we can clearly see the hotel guests walking around in their rooms in undress, or even without clothes at all… Around the Standard Hotel and at the Whitney Museum, it is not uncommon to ‘elsewhere to see photographers equipped with zooms, ready to strafe when the little bird comes out. New York really is a crazy city! 🙂