People Assume Hell Phone Is Statement on Technology, Are Disappointed to Find It’s Not

September 3, 2015 1 723 Bars
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Between Hail Hail and The Basement in New York Loft Hostel, there seems to be a lot of weird shit happening on Varet Street. Now, a speakeasy called Hell Phone near the bathroom inside of Ange Noir is adding to the weirdness–and misconceptions.

Dark & stormy

Dark & stormy

“I kind of thought they were like finally making a statement about how everyone in Bushwick needs to give up their obsession with their phones–that places like VOID should be closed down. Instead, it’s not a commentary on anything. Typical Bushwick,” lamented Stacey Commentator, a 21-year-old who is helming the youth backlash against technology.

The name Hell Phone merely comes from the telephone booth

The name Hell Phone merely comes from the telephone booth

Others didn’t really care either way about Ange Noir attempting to be meaningful with their speakeasy name. “I figured they probably just had a random British telephone booth and decided to make use of it. What’s the big deal?” asked Marty Noncontrovursee, a 28-year-old who sells clothes professionally at Fox & Fawn across the street. In any case, it’s doubtful that business will be affected by the lack of meaning behind the name.

Written by Genna Rivieccio

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