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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

[NY1, NYT]

By:          JD
On:           Aug 18, 2010
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    • Qjersey

      good luck with that.

      Sounds like a 21st century bath-house/sex club for those with money.

      Shared “facilities” (share a bathroom). check
      Nightclub. Check
      Gym Facilities. Check

      Aug 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek

      From a business point of view it looks like a really promising venture. Agreed, the name is incredibly tacky and will undoubtedly attract lots of wealthy gay men which is all this hotel needs.

      Aug 18, 2010 at 9:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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