Downtown chronicler/photoblogger Will Femia happens upon the latest franchise craze to reach our shores: MetroNaps. You used to have to take an elevator up to the 24th floor of the Empire State Building to pay for 20 minutes of sleep; now you can also stumble in off Nassau Street to have the privilege. Or as Will notes, you could just "buy a drink from a girl in a bikini" at the bar next door. So many choices in the city that only ever naps or passes out.
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