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The Hotel: A Week in the Life of the Plaza by Sonny Kleinfield

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I FOUND that the most interesting place to go in the evening was the Oak Bar. The drinks there were strong, refreshing, and expensive. I sipped one and stared at the arriving patrons as they jockeyed for empty stools and tables. Two women moved past, wiggling their compact hips, their heels clicking and their heads held high, and they settled in for some serious drinking and gossiping at the far end of the room. A young woman whose hair wandered off in shocks greeted an older, tub-bellied man with a hug and a saucy smile, hopping onto a stool he had kept available beside him. Before she could say a word, the man hailed the bartender and had him put down a drink for the woman. Within a short time, there were people standing two and three deep ...

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