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NYC Cabaret Debuts 25 Foot Stripper Pole


This year’s Super Bowl will be playing in the New York City area at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. This means plenty of business for strip clubs and Vivid Cabaret in Manhattan is pulling out all the stops with a 25 foot long stripper pole.

Reports the New York Daily News:

Promising never-before-seen heights of eroticism, the new Vivid Cabaret in Midtown boasts this 7.6-meter steel stake, more than twice as tall as other stripper poles in Fun City.

“It’s sturdy enough and long enough to do all the tricks I know,” said Vivid Cabaret dancer Carlie, 22. “There are a lot of clubs, but the poles are never big enough to do all the tricks I’ve learned.”

The club had its “soft opening” this week, with an official G-string cutting on Jan. 29 — timed to the opening of “Super Bowl Boulevard,” the NFL’s strip of Broadway from 34th to 47th Sts.

The football fan fest has the Lombardi Trophy — but given the cabaret’s location at W. 37th St. and Sixth Ave., it’s likely many football fans will mosey in for a gander at another piece of metallic eye candy: the lengthy rod running from the ceiling to floor.

 The Daily News even provided a history of the stripper pole.

To the uninitiated, stripper poles are a time-honored ecdysiast accoutrement, tracing their origins to Indian mallakhamb, a 12th-century gymnastic activity that employed a vertical wooden beam.

At a strip club — and this is in dancer Carlie’s words, mind you — audience members can fantasize that they are the pole around which the dancer, typically a young, physically fit and sexually aggressive female, is wrapped.


Check out photos of the massive pole [||], and corresponding pole athletes, in the gallery.

Photos: Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News

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