Jeremiah's Vanishing New York plays a fun game
this morning, pairing photos from Bagatelle's infamous "bacchanal brunch
" with descriptions of Pork Night at the Lure, the Meatpacking District leather bar that used to occupy Bagatelle's West 13th Street home. The descriptions come courtesy of a 1999 Voice piece
that Guy Trebay wrote about the festivities; JVNY's juxtaposition of photos of trendy young things preparing to suck down oversized bottles of Champagne with quotes like "This novelty insertion...follows a series of $5 per person spankings," is somewhat illuminating. The more things change....