The 100 Coolest Places of the Complex Decade

79. Florent

City: New York
Address: 69 Gansevoort St.
Website: n/a

A 24-hour diner with quality French cuisine that catered to the likes of Spike Lee, Johnny Depp, the random transvestite hooker, and you, if you had just stumbled drunk out of any of the Meatpacking District's clubs—that was Florent, a downtown institution that saw its end during the Complex Decade. Though it shuttered in 2008, Florent marked Manhattan in a way that you can still feel; you feel the lack, a hole that can never be filled.

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