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W.i.P. (Work in Progress) is one of the hottest new clubs in Soho…
THE PLACE The basement of a converted warehouse near the Holland Tunnel. The concrete staircase and long hallway are splattered with artwork, including colorful nudes and a lifelike sculpture involving a stuffed bear and ram in a compromising position. The lounge is decidedly Miami-esque, with sleek bottle-service booths, black-lighted paintings and a giant 60-sided polyhedron pulsating with neon projections.
THE CROWD The scene on a recent Saturday night was refreshingly eclectic. Female patrons included a grab bag of P.R. types with blond bobs and black miniskirts, party girls in five-inch stilettos and very tall table dancers wrapped in fur and looking fresh off the booze cruise. Their male counterparts included a handful of ski-cap-clad downtowners, a smattering of buttoned-up big-money types, European arrivistes and Stephen Baldwin.
THE PLAYLIST The music started out Top 40, becoming heavy-hitting techno around midnight.
Where is it?
34 Vandam St
(between Avenue Of The Americas & Varick St)
New York, NY 10013