Hotel Restaurant Promotes New Chef With ‘Live Billboard’ (a.k.a. Window Seat)

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In a bizarre publicity stunt that probably wont draw the around-the-block crowds that Swichs 67-cent panini promotion did today, Lilys, the restaurant at the Roger Smith Hotel, is promoting its new chef, Daniel Moules, via a live billboard in the hotels art gallery. So what the hell is a live billboard?

Basically, at 5:30 p.m. tonight, tomorrow, and Friday, four diners will eat at a lone table in an empty white-walled room, and passersby can observe them through the storefront window. Kind of like a typical night at a failing restaurant, come to think of it although were assured an edgy guerrilla-marketing firm was hired to think this up. Either way! If youd like to be a part of it, call 917-573-3732 to ask for the window seat the corner of 47th and Lexington does get a lot of foot traffic, so if nothing else, this might be the place to mortify the tourists with your Halloween costume.