Bloomberg- Clad in a beaded, raspberry-colored dress, black leggings and kitten-heeled shoes, comic actress Jackie Hoffman climbed onto the bar at Florent to deliver a tirade against the forces of greed and gentrification that have conspired to drive a beloved restaurant from the map of New York.
“New York, New York, a helluva town. Wherever you look, there’s a stroller around,” she sang.
Hoffman has been a fixture at Florent, the doomed French eatery in the Meatpacking District. For nearly 23 years, Florent Morellet has been feeding inexpensive French bistro food to a devoted clientele.