Hotel With Glass Windows Overlooking A Park Markets Itself To Exhibitionists

The High Line in NYC is a former railroad line that has been converted into a park, but visitors are getting a little more of a view than they bargained for. The Standard Hotel overlooks the park and according to the New York Post, they’ve been marketing themselves as a good venue for exhibitionists to expose themselves to hapless park-goers.

According to the paper, people have seen everything from professional porn shoots to flashers to couples engaging in sex through the hotel’s floor to ceiling windows.

From the NYP:

The Standard’s Facebook page bluntly encourages the explicit behavior.

“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 . . .”

The hotel Web site beckons:

“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.”

After The Post contacted The Standard for comment, the posting was abruptly changed.

A follow-up article says that the staff are into it, too.

After the hotel opened late last year, the bellhop said, naked and semidressed staff members were encouraged to pose in front of the windows. The point, he said, was to create a buzz with the unexpected peep show.

“One of the managers even got naked in a room, and filmed it — they were considering a live feed for the Web site,” the staffer said. “She’s an exhibitionist, too.”

The hotel’s website also features a live webcam that looks into these windows. The NYP also has a gallery of naked people as seen from the park.

(Photo: NYP)
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