Tony Avella Denounces Standard Hotel High Line Peep Show
Christine Quinn makes some noises about it, but who'd have thought the most full-throated denunciation by a public official would be that of Mayoral candidate Tony Avella? He released this statement yesterday:
"Parents can't bring their kids to the park because of what they might see," Avella says. "I have a tip for the people who built this place: the view is supposed to be what's outside the window, not what's on the inside"...
True to form, Avella also manages to bring the focus around to rapacious developers: "Once again, developers feel like they can do whatever they want in the city, regardless of the law and regardless of the impact on the neighboring community."
"I'm no prude," Avella assures us, "but we can't accept it just because it's happening in a fancy building in a nice part of town. The park is for everyone, not just wealthy exhibitionists and those who want to ogle them."