The Standard Hotel Caught on Fire


The Standard, the meatpacking district’s uber-glamorous and semi-controversial hotel and hang-out, was evacuated on Friday owing to an electrical fire. Firefighters put out the blaze and everybody was fine, but it was probably really annoying for drunk young couples on the roof deck and European tourists in the mini swimming pool. Still, “So decadent, we were almost smote” would make a nice marketing campaign. [NYP]