*adjusting pince-nez*

Sounds like a case of simple manslaughter to me. Unless of course the doors were rigged to open that way with prior intent.

Lady H. Whimsey
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Dear Lady Whimsey,
According to my ladies in the parish. The said elevators were "scary" and "not suprised this happened". They had always passed 'inspection' as inspectors palms were merrily greased.
The story we hear from the village is that Master Granville was pulling off some ghetto lady off the coat check girl. It turns out the ghetto lady was the g/f of the bloke who saw Mr.G touching his 'lady' and so went for him. He pushes the chap off him and the cad slams against the lift and down the said shaft.
T'is all what I hear.
Sincerely,
Miss Marple.
The Short, Drunken Life of Club Row

How 27th Street went from grim to glamorous and back again in five Jäger-soaked years.
By Isaiah Wilner


I'm not a big New York Magazine fan but this story is riviting!!!!!
A must read for clubbers.
The Short, Drunken Life of Club Row



Jon B, the owner of Home and Guest House

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Great article but unfriendly to dial-up. So yeah, any wonder the Jackie crowd never warmed up to these places?

"...all the clubs had one thing in common: bottle girls, women in short skirts who ferried over ice and spirits in exchange for plastic. Nightclubs were big business now. If you carried a black AmEx card, you could count on getting in, somewhere. "Bottle service"”it was a killer," one club worker recalls. "Because now you didn't have to look right to get in. The owners didn't care about the quality of the crowd. The bottom line was the money. It was, Sell those tables, sell those tables, up-sell, magnums, bottle minimums. And you now had"”forgive me for saying it"”every undesirable seated in a nightclub."
Say no to crack...but say no to ass cracks? Stay out of my leather bar. That sounds a bit Anna Nicole esque (the real Anna I mean. sorry I know it's in bad taste....)
Seems an appropriate spot to post this from Gawker:

"Cordell Lochin, partner in L.E.S. cabaret The Box, Nolita's reservation-impossible La Esquina, and the 205 club, will soon be getting an invite-only box of his own. His other venture"”a drug-smuggling ring!"”has gotten him 39 months in jail, plus a fine of $35,000. Well, that explains the Box and La Esquina getting raided on the same night. Frequented by the likes of Gisele, Uma Thurman, socialite Fabiola Beracasa, Cuba Gooding Junior, artist Damien Loeb, Atoosa Rubenstein, Lydia Hearst, and Lance Armstrong, the Box hasn't been edgy for like, months. However, a drug-smuggling sentence of one of its backers might make it cool again"”at least for a few weeks."
Interesting. I always thought of Amy Sacco as the enemy. I guess I thought that was a s bad as it could get. Little did I know. Remember Moomba? I nearly spit my coffee when someone recalled that name to me. Maybe we could start a forum To All The Clubs I've Loved Before- the Thanx God I'm a VIP club cemetery.
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A friend has recently been booked for week-long runs performing at the Box. For a 3 minute rip on stage they got a nice fee. But they had to continually turn down offers for "dime bags of blow" (I didn't think anyone vended dimes anymore) and solicitations from hookers in the club, as well as put off approaches from patrons asking him to sell them dimes of coke.
It was only a few months back that two women were abducted from in front of the club in separate incidents about five days apart, and both were raped and dumped on the street afterward. I'm sure NYPD has had the place on its Fat Target list for a long time now. Maybe in a few more months the place will just be another taxi garage.
And, no one's ever acused those celebs of making discerning choices in what club to frequent.
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The creeping onslaught of 2 AM closings has so far received little attention, but it seems that a group of gay clubbers are ratcheting things up with this protest TONIGHT:

quote:

> Date:
> Tuesday, July 8, 2008
> Time:
> 6:30pm - 8:30pm
> Location:
> Westin Hotel @ Minetta Room
> Street:
> 270 W. 43rd Street
> City/Town:
> New York, NY
>
> View Map
> Contact Info Email:
> ryannewyork@gmail.com
> Description
> This Tuesday, you have a real opportunity to stand up for New York
> City nightlife, which has been increasingly under attack from a small
> group of residents. These groups are fighting to end the city's legacy
> as a global nightlife destination, attempting to allow fewer licenses
> to be issued, closing bars early, and even shutting down some venues.
>
> The historic Roxy nightclub is attempting to reopen, and their ability
> to obtain a liquor license may be blocked by Chelsea's fringe
> anti-nightlife activists. On Tuesday, you can attend Community Board
> Four's Business Licenses & Permits Meeting and ask the Board to
> preserve New York's outstanding nightlife.
>
> Roxy could practically be designated a landmark, defined in New York
> City as a structure at least thirty years old that possesses "...a
> special character or special historical or aesthetic interest or value
> as part of the development, heritage, or cultural characteristics of
> the city, state, or nation," according to the Landmarks Preservation
> Commission. Roxy first opened in the 1970s as a roller disco, and was
> known as the 'Studio 54 of roller rinks,' whose guest list included
> the 1980 US Mens Hockey Team, which had just won an Olympic Gold Medal
> for the United States. In 1982, Roxy transformed into one of the
> birthplaces of hip hop, showcasing hip hop pioneers as illustrious as
> Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. My own memories are more
> recent; I was a regular attendee of Roxy Saturdays, the John
> Blair-sponsored gay night where icons like Madonna and Cher would
> occasionally perform. Even beyond its cultural and historical
> importance, though, Roxy was an absolute success story as a clubgoing
> destination; it remains a beloved fixture in New York's nightlife and
> has earned the right to reopen in the neighborhood that it has
> fostered for over thirty years.
>
> Beyond The Roxy's license problem, there is a disturbing trend first
> reported last April in The New York Sun. "In most parts of Manhattan,
> bar and club owners say, it has become nearly impossible to open new
> nightlife establishments that are permitted to serve alcohol until 4
> am." The "City That Never Sleeps" is under attack from those residents
> who move into neighborhoods that have been revitalized in large part
> by their vibrant nightlife, only to attempt gut that very nightlife
> and turn the neighborhoods into the equivalent of suburban bedroom
> communities. Unless we act now, we could see our 4am nightspots
> dwindle off. Make your voice heard Tuesday.
>
> This is more than a lifestyle concern; nightclubs and the businesses
> that serve them bring over $10 billion in economic activity to New
> York City and employ over 100,000 people. On Tuesday, tell the Board
> that failure to grant full liquor licenses will effect thousands of
> your friends and neighbors.
>
> The fight won't be over Tuesday, though: please mark your calendars
> for Wednesday, July 23rd, when the full board will meet to debate its
> final recommendation to the State Liquor Authority. We need hundreds
> of people, gay and otherwise, to come and show power in action. The
> anti-nightlife frenzy of Community Board Four is destroying the
> quality of life for thousands of people in our community. Let's
> exercise our democratic rights and reopen Roxy.
>
> I hope you'll join me at both meetings. Bring a friend. Bring five.
> The future of New York City nightlife is in your hands. And hey, we
> can all go out for some drinks afterwards. Hopefully we can find a
> place nearby still open.
>
> Meeting Details:
>
> Community Board 4, Business Licenses & Permits Meeting, Tuesday, July
> 8th @ 6:30PM at The Westin Hotel (270 W. 43rd St.) in The Minetta
> Room.
>
> Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008, 6:30 p.m, Roosevelt Hospital, 1000 Tenth
> Av. (b. 58th / 59th)
>
> Always,
>
> Ryan J. Davis
> ryannewyork@Gmail.com

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