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Out NYC Complex: Urban Gay Retreat Planned For 42nd Street

11/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As Republicans in disguise no doubt skulk around the halls trying to recruit them, gays from all over the place will converge on a Travelodge-turned-Red-Cross-homeless-shelter on 42nd Street, which managing partner Ian Reisner and company are turning into "a gay urban resort" with the word "out" spelled by its windows...

The Out NYC complex--scheduled for next fall--will include the Axel Hotel (part of a world chain), stores, a café, a restaurant, a shiny new club called the xl Dance Bar, and everything else but a bookstore. The creators want to pack gays upon gays together for eating, drinking, shopping, and sleeping (together, if possible), but the place is also admittedly "hetero-friendly," and that's a good thing; otherwise, it might be totally illegal.

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