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The Rope-a-Dope


BlackBook anoints top 5 places to get your ’50 Shades of Grey’ on.

New York’s chaste, not a go-go, compared to the Midwest and its love of “that book.” But BlackBook magazine and its always-clever website have picked some “creative” spots in the post-“Cruising” scape to lube your love of gentlemanly B&D behavior.

Among them are: The St. Regis, Blue Ribbon Brasserie, The Standard Hotel, the Central Park Boathouse and a little shop of tickle-me-Elmo horrors called Purple Passion. Read the piece in the link below—it includes accompanying excerpts from “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and it’s very funny, like this whole retro-kink moment thing is.