The arrival of Andre Sariva’s New York outpost of Le Baron—the most exclusive nightclubs in the world that you’re only getting into if you’re, like, one of the owners or friends with Stefon—has been waited by those who get off on velvet-rope-rejection-masochism with the eagerness of people who wait for nightclubs for two years at a time. Which is to say: Quite a bit.
As Eater New York’s Scott Solish reports, it is supposedly opening this weekend.
Je te l’avais dit.
It’s French for “I told you so.” The French do not have a phrase, however, for “jumping the gun”—at least nothing catchy.
As a result, some may find themselves ill-equipped to discuss recent events concerning the potential trial (and recent release) of former I.M.F. chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose public criminal prosecution took a nosedive last week.
As reported by the New York Times last night, today, the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case reconvened today, and the former IMF chief was released from his bail on his own recognizance. He must only promise to appear in court, as the charges against him have not been dropped. More on the press conference and future of the case, after the jump.
[Insert French expression of astonishment here.] The New York Times reported Thursday evening that the Manhattan DA’s sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn—or “Le Perv,” as dubbed by a few New York City newspapers—has come into serious, serious question by (among other things) 400 pounds of Marijuana, and moreover, the credibility of the former IMF chief’s accuser.
Their story is essentially:
There have been inconsistencies in the accuser’s story and past, which is reportedly littered with questions about motives (immigration status) and ties to unsavory characters.