(16) New York News
This particularly flimsy and insubstantial snippet of silliness was shot upstairs in the Little Flatiron Building, in the Meatpacking District (the building that comes to a point on the south side of 14th Street between 9th Avenue and Hudson Street), back when that corner still constituted the eastern edge of trans hooker central. A few floors underneath us was an after-hours joint called J’s Hangout, which had a shockingly sleazy basement.
With its memorably pointy nose of a footprint and its then-decadent nocturnal location, the Little Flatiron Building has been used in quite a few movies, as a malleable evoker of a kind of essence of Downtown: Ed Harris lets himself fall out of one of its upper windows, in the middle of a chat with Meryl Streep in The Hours; and it was Glenn Close’s apartment building in Fatal Attraction. IMDb listing here and Wikipedia page here. (14”)
(See video here.)