By Terry Trucco
Talk about a double whammy. First came the news that Le Parker Meridien’s new next-door neighbor will be a new 296-room boutique hotel. Then yesterday morning the new neighbor invaded Parker Meridien’s turf.
As guests sipped espresso and nibbled croissants at the hotel’s stylish Knave cafe just before noon, liquid concrete from the new building broke through the wall and flooded the room.
The “concrete lava” was up to a foot deep and moved tables and chairs, according to witness reports in The New York Post. As stunned guests fled, construction workers rushed in with wheelbarrows to remove the invasive material.