Two articles on the same topic in a week? Is this an editing disconnect? Or a brave stand for the rights of oppressed parents yearning to be to
free hip again?
In the New York Times, David Handelman has a funny article about taking his two daughters--who loved The Delano in Miami Beach, mind you--to stay in a 'hip hotel' in NYC.
And how'd that work out? 60 Thompson, The Gansevoort, and The Mercer told them to stay away. Seriously, as if they were black folk in Selma or something.
So they end up at the Hudson, a Schrager hotel, which the reservation agent told them was a child's paradise. Surprise, surprise, it wasn't, and it sucked, and the service sucked harder. [Note to David: they probably weren't discriminating against you; the service there sucks for everybody.]
I see a whole new
civil hipster rights movement, though, combined with stunt journalism: stage a kid-in. Change a blowout on the stair/bleachers at the SoHo Prada store; demand a highchair at Nobu; put the infant carrier in the aisle at the MTV Awards...the guestlist says +1, and I'm bringing the kid.
Of Course, Families are Welcome. Oh, You Have Children?? [NYT]
Previously: NYT on 'Hip Family Hotels'
Related: NYC Mens Room Changing Tables: Hotel Gansevoort - NO
Elsewhere: Searching for lost youth, Dad books Hudson for family of four [Hotelchatter.com]