TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Paola MESSANA,  USA-restoration-society Restaurant owner Florent Morellet poses in front of his famed 24-hour French diner ?Florent? in Manhattan?s meatpacking district May 27, 2008 in New York. ?Florent?, which opened in 1985 and became a symbol of New York?s transgressive ideas, will have to close on June 29, 2008. Morellet called it quits as he cannot afford to pay 30,000 USD per month, the rent asked by his landlord for the restaurant, in what now became an ultra fashionable night district. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images)