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The Standard Hotel gives a whole new meaning to the term “poop deck.”
Restroom users at the Boom Boom Room club on the 18th floor are completely visible from the street below as they do their business, thanks to 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows.
The toilet-sitters get wondrous skyline views. But the windows work both ways — much to the chagrin of relief-seekers after they’re told what could be seen from the street.
“The view outside is exciting, but the view inside is frightening,” said David Langdon, 55, from Melbourne, Australia. “I saw people waving at me! Sitting on the royal throne, you don’t expect a public viewing!”
You especially don’t expect a public viewing considering there are no warning signs alerting customers that they’re starring in their own reality PV show.
Tourists congregating on Washington and W. 14th Sts. got plenty of jaw-dropping views of patrons visiting the club, rooftop lounge and discotheque Le Bain on the same floor.
Belinda Langdon, who was visiting the club with her father, mistakenly thought the windows were reflective on the outside. But she realized the truth once she left the hotspot known for its steamy pool parties and celebrity sightings.
“It’s pretty creepy,” said the 24-year-old East Village resident. “The people taking pictures are pervy. You just hope nobody recognizes you on the street.”
This isn’t the first time The Standard’s guests have turned heads with semi-clothed shenanigans. Back in 2009, folks going for a stroll on the High Line, the elevated park that runs beneath the hotel, were regularly treated to free peep shows courtesy of unabashed, amorous couples staying in the building owned by playboy Andre Balazs.
But those rooms, at least, have curtains that allow lovemaking couples to choose how much they wish to reveal. The bathrooms at the Boom Boom Room offer no such discretion.
Still, some Standard customers had no qualms with airing their privates in public — one gentleman waved at the crowd while relieving himself.
It's quite a view from the 18th floor of the Standard Hotel above the city's High Line. It's also quite a view for those below.
Likewise, Florentina Ballesteros’ exhibitionist streak did not take a break when she did her business.
“Who cares? So people know you have to pee?” said the 26-year-old restaurant manager from Mexico City who staying at the hotel. “The view was wonderful both ways!”
A manager with guest services at The Standard, High Line would not comment on the bathrooms with a view.
Bring a curtain if you decide to use the restroom at the Standard Hotel's Boom Boom Room bathroom.
The Standard Hotel in Manhattan's west side.