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Abandoned Water Tower Converted Into Invite-Only Speakeasy [Pics]

Secret venue in New York City makes use of a landmark from days-gone-by.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on May 23, 2013. @greenidealism

The Night Heron Speakeasy have taken the bold move of turning an outdated New York architectural feature into an exclusive venue for those looking to relax somewhere a little different.

Gaining access is invitation-only, which comes in the form of a pocket watch containing instructions about suitable clothing and where to meet. Patrons are then met by a guide who escorts the up to the speakeasy, who are also advised against Tweeting and taking photographs due to the fact they are technically trespassing.

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To keep the venue exclusive, passing the pocket watch on to another person is the only way to continue the cycle and means that unwanted visitors who discover the venue via the internet or other media outlets would still be unable to attend.

The idea came from N.D. Austin who has been involved in similar projects via Wanderlust and can be described as an entrepreneurial art installation hosting a social experiment.\

Click through the images below to see more views inside the tower.

Night Heron Speakeasy

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