Are you a loud, obnoxious Meatpacking partier? If so, you may want to start keeping your voice down, your pants up, and your closed fists open. Sixth Precinct police have been patrolling the district due to a rise in complaints about noise, fights, and public urination.
Keeping with current trends, the Meatpacking District has become a highly known nightclub scene home to clubs that rumble the streets nestled underground like Gunbar or clubs that loudly parade on open rooftops like Provocateur, and neighbors aren’t joining in the fun.
Police have been issuing about three dozen summonses every week and are now considering trading in the paper for handcuffs as complaints escalate.
New York’s drinking problems don’t end there! NY Post as reported that The Department of Health is looking at a proposal that may (prep record scratch noise) ban Happy Hour! (play record scratch)
If you’re looking for someone to blame, his name is Commissioner Thomas Farley, who is aiming to “reduce risky alcohol use,” citing the amount of alcohol related hospitalizations each year. Mayor Bloomberg isn’t thrilled about a recent push for lowering the “density” of drinking outlets because he claims he was never told about it.
Currently, 19 states prohibit happy hour.