When Joe went to NY for a business trip for 2 weeks a while back, I went up and stayed with him for a few days in the middle of the trip, so we could be together during the time when he had a few days off in the middle of a 4 or 5-day visit.
We planned my arrival at JFK so Joe could come to pick me up after his shift. That way he could show me where the shuttle was for his hotel, for when I wanted to go into the city [sorry…locals call Manhattan “the city”] by myself during a couple of days he was working during my visit. But while we were already at JFK, he suggested we visit the TWA hotel. We already had an upcoming reservation there, and Joe had already explored it the day before, but I never had and he knew I was really looking forward to seeing it in person.
Neither of us had eaten dinner, so we agreed to eat at the TWA Hotel’s one sit-down restaurant, Paris Café. While we were eating, I noticed something, shall I call it, interestingly disturbing?
The TWA Hotel is comprised of 3 buildings – the main building is the original, iconic one that was built in 1962. And the hotel itself is 2 towers on either side of the original building.
Welp, Paris Café is in the original building and looks over one of the towers. And if you get a window seat, like we did, these are some of the views you might get after sunset…
Because the two buildings are so close together, it’s REALLY easy to see what’s going on in a bunch of the rooms.
Might be housekeeping doing its thing, or a couple having a discussion…
It could be people who realize there’s something just beyond their window
Or people who… don’t (as a guy takes off his clothes)
We also saw a woman who had taken off her dress, leaving herself only in her slip, and then realized there was a button to lower the shades. We didn’t take a picture of that. Nor, thankfully, did we see anyone in the midst of any bow-chicka-bow-bow action, but I bet it happens here and there, all for the restaurant to see.
So yeah…if you stay at the TWA hotel and have a tower room that faces the original building, make sure you don’t keep your shades open. Definitely close them as soon as it gets dark out.
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