His landlord might think "the meatpacking district is about to shift 500 feet to the west" with this month’s soft opening of Andre Balazs’ hugely anticipated Standard New York, but Hotel Gansevoort owner Michael Achenbaum emails The Observer that his location is still the hub of trendiness in the neighborhood.
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A short, stocky man with a shopping bag full of swag sauntered up to the Hotel Gansevoort’s 15th-floor rooftop bar on Saturday afternoon. A bit wobbly and bordering on belligerent, he was wearing headphones. And yelling. A busy bartender, nonetheless, poured him another complimentary Peroni.
He said his name was Eliot Read More
Are you totally hot and jobless? Don’t fret—just call André Balazs! The hip hotelier’s chain of Standard sleeperies employs some super sexy staffers. And they want the world to know.
Well, at least they want The Daily Transom—and whoever else received a copy of the 2008 Standard calendar Balazs Properties sent us today—to know. Read More