After Jennifer Moore's death after partying at West 27th Street club, Guest House, last week, the local papers decide to head down to West 27th between 10th and 11th Avenues to report on the scene there. So there are mentions of drunken girls using tire to rest their heads as they lay on the street (NY Times) or girls super-excited that photographers are taking their pictures outside a club like paparazzi (NY Post). Here's a sampling:
From the NY Post:
- "These are the clubs we see on 'Sex and the City.' It's the whole image. It feels cool to be there, like you're really part of the city circle," Melissa said. "You learn where to go and who to talk to."
From the NY Times:
- “Girls from Brooklyn never walk alone,” said Danielle Russo, 25, explaining why she was not afraid.
- Ms. Shaikh, who lives on Long Island, said she felt safe here, in the light, among the crowds. “It’s not like we’re in the middle of nowhere,” she said.
From the Daily News:
- "I see these girls walking out and I want to help them," said the bouncer, who lives in New Jersey. "I wish I could have helped these girls. I would have driven them to Jersey myself."
One of the hypotheses as to how Moore and her 18 year old friend Talia Kenan got into Guest House when the age requirement is 21 is that they might have known the DJ that was playing there. And the Post article makes a good point about NJ Transit trains and buses stopping at 1AM - one partier from NJ said, "Having a train leave more regularly gives people more options." You wonder if there will be an after-hours detox club opening up next - a place where people could sober up before going home.