A Brooklyn bar with three reported knife assaults since final March was shuttered in a state crackdown on bars deemed harmful to their neighborhoods, officers mentioned.
Brooklyn Nights was issued a cease work order and slapped with a $54,495 penalty Thursday for working with out necessary employees’ compensation and incapacity advantages insurance coverage.
The NYPD tacked one other 14 summonses onto the bar’s tab earlier than closing the place down.
Brooklyn Nights — the place a Queens district legal professional was slashed final yr — was certainly one of 5 bars closed in January by the state Employees Compensation Board, the State Liquor Authority and the NYPD.
“The SLA is dedicated to partnering with state businesses and native police departments to make sure that any bar that’s breaking the principles or negatively affecting their neighbors’ high quality of life will likely be disciplined,” mentioned liquor authority Chairman Vincent Bradley.
Two earlier bar closings, each on Jan. 27, got here on the Vapor Lounge and the M & J Move Lounge within the Bronx, officers mentioned. The Vapor Lounge was the location of a previous slashing incident.
On Jan. 13, authorities nailed two different bars with a historical past of violence and different disturbances: Want 37 within the Bronx, scene of two stabbings and two shootings, and the Fusion Lounge in Queens.
“Our work right here is making an actual distinction for the neighborhood,” mentioned Compensation Board Chair Clarissa Rodriguez.
The Brooklyn Nights bar’s Fb web page supplied no indication of any issues past getting a seat contained in the DeKalb Ave. saloon for the Tremendous Bowl.
And a pregame pleased hour and free admission for anybody in a Patriots or Eagles jersey had been supplied to lure potential clients.
“I noticed a bunch of cops on the market shut down the place on Thursday evening,” mentioned Mohammed Salim, 34, proprietor of the neighboring Salim’s Smoke Store.
“I didn’t know why,” he added. “However they had been again open final evening.”