From Budget Travelers To Homeless to Vagrants to Luxe Gays: A History of The Out NYC’s Residents

The West 42nd Street space where Ian Simpson Reisner’s the $30 million hotel-bar-wedding venue The Out NYC Urban Resort [Ed: Gag with me a spoon over that name] will call home “was originally built as a Travelodge in the 1950s and was later used as a Red Cross homeless shelter.” It’s been vacant for several years since. There are so many metaphors for the “hetero-friendly” project wrapped in the history of its location than I care to mention.

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Here’s How Not to Screw Up NYC’s New $20 Million Gay Nightlife Mecca

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