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(The New York Times)   An underground nightclub in a rooftop water tower   (nytimes.com) divider line 68
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2013-05-22 03:27:53 PM  
If only they weren't so exclusive.
thesportshernia.com
mazzello.com
 
2013-05-22 03:38:18 PM  
Why do I feel like getting a SawsAll and cutting down one of the legs of that water tower?  I don't think much of value would be lost.

/Except maybe whatever it landed on on the street below.
 
2013-05-22 03:58:32 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-22 03:59:05 PM  
This place has everything: cholos, puke people, a sheepdog that looks like Bruce Vilanch, and entire room of puppets doing karate.
 
2013-05-22 04:07:58 PM  
Came for Stefon, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-05-22 04:21:56 PM  

EvilEgg: Why do I feel like getting a SawsAll and cutting down one of the legs of that water tower?  I don't think much of value would be lost.

/Except maybe whatever it landed on on the street below.


I don't know.  I'm not sure why the idea of people having a good time gets you all homicidal, but I think there's medication for that.
 
2013-05-22 04:37:13 PM  
That sounds obnoxiously hipsterish.
 
2013-05-22 04:45:26 PM  

FlashHarry: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x172]


Came to post this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-05-22 04:46:28 PM  
Where do I piss out all the booze?
 
2013-05-22 04:47:25 PM  
That looks cramped and awful.
 
2013-05-22 04:47:35 PM  
www.myuselessknowledge.com

Not amused.
 
2013-05-22 04:48:45 PM  
Elisa Lam approves.

/too soon?
 
2013-05-22 04:49:14 PM  
What?!?!?  Someone is smoking a cigarette in NY!!

/Would love to crop dust in there.
 
2013-05-22 04:51:03 PM  
 
2013-05-22 04:51:13 PM  

Sybarite: This place has everything: cholos, puke people, a sheepdog that looks like Bruce Vilanch, and entire room of puppets doing karate.


yeah but where are the the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads?
 
2013-05-22 04:52:30 PM  
Looks like a cool joint. Too bad about the hipster infestation though.
 
2013-05-22 04:52:33 PM  

under a mountain: What?!?!?  Someone is smoking a cigarette in NY!!

/Would love to crop dust in there.


looks like a vapor/e-cig
 
2013-05-22 04:54:15 PM  

FlashHarry: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x172]


New York's hottest club is called "The Night Heron."  Located in an empty water tower in Chelsea, this club has everything: mold, tiny pianos doubling as tables, a two-man polka band suspended from the ceiling, rickety ladders, and look, is that Hugh Laurie?  No, it's a unshaved hobo brought in to drink all your brandy.
 
2013-05-22 04:54:44 PM  

Headso: Sybarite: This place has everything: cholos, puke people, a sheepdog that looks like Bruce Vilanch, and entire room of puppets doing karate.

yeah but where are the the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads?


probably in chicago thinking ferris is a richous dude
 
2013-05-22 04:56:02 PM  

titwrench: under a mountain: What?!?!?  Someone is smoking a cigarette in NY!!

/Would love to crop dust in there.

looks like a vapor/e-cig


Well I'm sure that is frowned upon also.
 
2013-05-22 04:56:24 PM  

under a mountain: What?!?!?  Someone is smoking a cigarette in NY!!

/Would love to crop dust in there.


Looks like an e-cig.

Other than that, it's pretty absurd hipster bullshiat.
 
2013-05-22 04:56:26 PM  
And when I got there, this dude in a lawn chair was pinching the air, and saying, "I'm squishing your head"
 
2013-05-22 04:56:28 PM  

preppyop:

probably in chicago thinking ferris is a richous dude


static.comicvine.com
 
2013-05-22 04:57:33 PM  
I used to be into this club but now it's too mainstream.  The ones I go to now are much more obscure.
 
2013-05-22 05:04:20 PM  
Stefon FTW!!
 
2013-05-22 05:04:34 PM  

calm like a bomb: I used to be into this club but now it's too mainstream.  The ones I go to now are much more obscure.


Feel proud champ
 
2013-05-22 05:05:47 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: calm like a bomb: I used to be into this club but now it's too mainstream.  The ones I go to now are much more obscure.

Feel proud champ


Oh, I do.  I do.
 
2013-05-22 05:06:54 PM  

miss diminutive: Came for Stefon, leaving satisfied.

 
2013-05-22 05:07:52 PM  
Egregious scaffold fines? Yeah, I'd feel safe in a place with that kind of track record.
 
2013-05-22 05:08:16 PM  

movieman_1979: miss diminutive: Came for Stefon, leaving satisfied.


ditto-ooooooooo
 
2013-05-22 05:08:38 PM  

busy chillin': preppyop:

probably in chicago thinking ferris is a richous dude

[static.comicvine.com image 345x246]


of course i screwed up the funny part by spelling it even more wrong.  this definition always made me laugh though http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=richeous">http://www.u rbandictionary.com/define.php?term=richeous
 
2013-05-22 05:17:49 PM  
 
2013-05-22 05:19:05 PM  
The owners?

665880566.r.lightningbase-cdn.com

/not a rooftop-, but meh
 
2013-05-22 05:21:49 PM  
That place is just trying WAY too hard
 
2013-05-22 05:23:09 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
Not amused / RIP
 
2013-05-22 05:25:13 PM  
reillan:

New York's hottest club is called "The Night Heron."  Located in an empty water tower in Chelsea, this club has everything: mold, tiny pianos doubling as tables, a two-man polka band suspended from the ceiling, rickety ladders, and look, is that Hugh Laurie?  No, it's a unshaved hobo brought in to drink all your brandy.

I "read" that in Stefon's voice.
 
2013-05-22 05:25:48 PM  
Lame. It's cool if that is a bar in your house. Artist in this case = trust fund kid.

I've heard of some crazy underground clubs in NYC. hot models farking on the bar and such.
 
2013-05-22 05:28:19 PM  

pe_md: reillan:

New York's hottest club is called "The Night Heron."  Located in an empty water tower in Chelsea, this club has everything: mold, tiny pianos doubling as tables, a two-man polka band suspended from the ceiling, rickety ladders, and look, is that Hugh Laurie?  No, it's a unshaved hobo brought in to drink all your brandy.

I "read" that in Stefon's voice.



....a nightclub "located in a haunted synagogue... a creation of Italian reggae singer, Rasta Primavera. This place has everything: brooms, scrunchies, screwheads, a shaved lion that looks like Mario Batali....
 
2013-05-22 05:33:22 PM  

FlashHarry: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x172]


Sybarite: This place has everything: cholos, puke people, a sheepdog that looks like Bruce Vilanch, and entire room of puppets doing karate.


Headso: Sybarite: This place has everything: cholos, puke people, a sheepdog that looks like Bruce Vilanch, and entire room of puppets doing karate.

yeah but where are the the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads?


reillan: FlashHarry: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x172]

New York's hottest club is called "The Night Heron."  Located in an empty water tower in Chelsea, this club has everything: mold, tiny pianos doubling as tables, a two-man polka band suspended from the ceiling, rickety ladders, and look, is that Hugh Laurie?  No, it's a unshaved hobo brought in to drink all your brandy.


Thanks guys
 
2013-05-22 05:34:45 PM  

calm like a bomb: I used to be into this club but now it's too mainstream.  The ones I go to now are much more obscure.


Obscure clubs are so mainstream...
 
2013-05-22 05:40:39 PM  
I had a feeling one of these toolbags would be wearing a fedora.


I was not disappointed.
 
2013-05-22 05:42:01 PM  
Hate all you want, that looks and sounds like a great time.

I wonder how they monetized it. Was buying the watches at the end of the night very expensive, or did they try to break even on the booze. So many logistical questions.
 
2013-05-22 05:42:04 PM  
Caroline and Michael Ventura, a married couple, arrived for the next seating. There were three per night, each lasting an hour and a half. Mr. Ventura said a friend had arrived at his office unannounced to give him the watch. "He placed it on to my desk, looked at me and said, 'I will answer no questions.'" On the way over, Mr. Ventura and his wife wondered where the night might lead: Someplace underground? Some sort of sex club? "But, I suppose this is nice, too," Mr. Ventura said with a sigh as he zipped closed a backpack holding three boxes of condoms, a 24" double ended dildo, and an economy-size bottle of Anal-ese.
 
2013-05-22 05:45:45 PM  
Chapter III, Atlas Shrugged.
 
2013-05-22 05:54:44 PM  

busy chillin': inside a crashing blimp


my favorite location
 
2013-05-22 06:01:02 PM  
wake me up when they book Great White.
 
2013-05-22 06:05:23 PM  

robbiex0r: Hate all you want, that looks and sounds like a great time.

I wonder how they monetized it. Was buying the watches at the end of the night very expensive, or did they try to break even on the booze. So many logistical questions.


Word.
 
2013-05-22 06:07:35 PM  
The only way to get in was to be handed a pocket watch by a prior guest (who had been instructed to offer minimal explanation), report to a street corner at a certain time, and call a number pasted inside the watch. Mysterious helpers led guests through one decrepit building into another and up 12 flights of stairs to the roof. The watches were taken at the door, but guests were given the chance to buy watches at the end of the night if they wanted to continue the chain of invitation.

Who thought this up? Blofeld? Just rent a place, get a booze licence and open the door.
 
2013-05-22 06:15:46 PM  
The Heron's architect was N.D. Austin, a 31-year-old unemployable known for what he calls "trespass theater." "It's about making the unpretentious and sufferable pretentious and unsufferable," he said of his philosophy.
 
2013-05-22 06:16:50 PM  

robbiex0r: Hate all you want, that looks and sounds like a great time.

I wonder how they monetized it. Was buying the watches at the end of the night very expensive, or did they try to break even on the booze. So many logistical questions.


Agrees.
 
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