Infestation Of The Day: Lincoln Center Has Bedbugs!

In news that at this point should not be at all surprising, New York City’s Lincoln Center has bedbugs. Yes, that Lincoln Center.

The Lincoln Center that was home to last month’s 9-day long furor that was Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, wherein editors (such as those who work at Elle) and the fashionably focused (such as those who might shop at Bloomingdales and/or buy lingerie from Victoria’s Secret) tromped around in 5-inch heels as designers debuted their spring wares.

It’s also the same Lincoln Center where most enterprising and discerning tourists would choose to make a photogenic pit stop — the same tourists who would, say, make a pilgrimage to the midtown behemoth that is Niketown or shop at either the South Street Seaport’s Abercrombie & Fitch.

And in case you haven’t quite yet caught our drift: all of the aforementioned locations have previously had their own run-ins with New York City’s bug du jour.

Make no mistake: this is an epidemic. At least according to Mark Heiser, the managing director of the Center’s David E. Koch Theater, whose email regarding the infestation managed to find its way to The Observer.

“Please understand that this is an epidemic,” Mr. Heiser wrote. “Any signs of bedbug activity should not be considered a sign of an untidy house.” The bugs were found by those adorable bedbug sniffing dogs — whose previous clients, it should be noted, include Bergdorf Goodman — underneath the carpets and in the costumes in the dressing rooms.

[via The Observer.]

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