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F ORENT, New York

florent restaurant
Before it being closed down on the 29th of June last month, Erik and me paid a visit or two, to mythic "Florent" diner in New York's historic Meatpacking District, also referred to by locals as a "mecca of cool". Rising rents and cost of living in this area rose, and pushed the diner's owner Florent Morellet to this decision.
"Florent" was a place where a diverse crowd of students, artists and celebrities such as Calvin Klein, Amy Winehouse or Lou Reed would come together, in a place formerly known as a butchers and prostitutes district...

The front sign got its 'L' letter taken away, making the place up 'fo' rent
florent restaurant

mhh morning coffee
florent restaurant

a quite empty place in the mornings
florent restaurant


florent restaurant


forent

vintageness of the barstools
stools florent

all that's fit for the news. Note the Sarkozy part at the bottom
bargaining


bargaining


florent restaurant

and a NY toilet makes a first guest appearance on this blog's toilet collection
florent restaurant toilet

in fact, I did!
did you?

before readjusting my hair
florent restaurant toilet


florent restaurant toilet

after a full NY breakfast, we were ready for a little excursion to Philadelphia
florent restaurant

so let's head back to the station! You must take the A train!
the new one


pastis dinner

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3 Responses to “F ORENT, New York”

  1. # Blogger Aughie

    I already miss those breakfast hash browns dripping in ketchup.

    Oh! but the departed still live on in our stomach's heart.  

  2. # Blogger Fiona

    What a loss. I only went to the Meatpacking district once, five or six years ago. It was still pretty rough, plus it was about 3am.

    I love NY diners - once on the Upper East Side I saw an elderly woman pull up to a trashy 24-hour diner (where I was having brunch and reading the paper, of course) in a limo, get out wearing a full-length fur coat, and go in to have cocoa and fried eggs with her girlfriend. The driver waited outside. To me, that was the UES in a nutshell.  

  3. # Blogger Fashion_Loving_Stylist

    I miss Florent, many a night was spent there after partying at Hell or Don Hills.  

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