Idlewild used to be the name for JFK airport. Anyone know the significance of the name?
As an aside, there is an AWESOME martini and cigar bar on Houston st. in NYC. I was there 2 years ago.
It's called Idlewild and the inside is...an airplane!! All the seats inside are actual airline seats and the bartender and other employees there are dressed up as flight attendants and ground crew.
Just something different for us Airliners...
Here is what I got off the web.
A narrow space outfitted like a top-of-the-line 747, circa 1967, Idlewild (which takes the old name of JFK Airport) features shiny silver metal ceilings, blue flame-stitched upholstered walls, fake porthole windows and a dozen sets of genuine airplane seats--don't worry, there's lots of leg room. The barbacks sport ground crew coveralls, the waitresses model pale-blue, neo-stewardess drag and the bartenders are comfortingly attired as pilots.
Coffee, Tea or ...
The witty Jim Chu is your captain for the evening, keeping things festive yet low-key, as always. No peanuts, but lots of "zany" cocktails and, if you hurry, you can still get a charter membership in the mile-high club.