Strip Club Pops up in Unlikely Neighborhood
Like many nightclubs and gentlemen’s establishments, not all are embraced by a warm heart. These various hot spots may clash with the people who inhabit that area or you may just have the case of loud music at the early hours in the morning. Like any club goer, I appreciate this atmosphere especially on my Friday or Saturday night, definitely after a long week. A new nightclub establishment has been gaining unwanted complaints from its Red Hook neighbors. Residents claimed they were promised a nightclub but instead wound up with a nudie bar. The owner of the Brooklyn based Paris Cabaret Club promised nearby residents a 1940’s style jazz atmosphere but they sort of strayed away from their promised theme.
Our buddies at the New York Post gave us a deeper scoop on this situation.
But now residents complain the club is actually operating as a strip club with pole dancers and that it’s terrorizing them with loud music and a drunken clientele who regularly urinate and fight one another on nearby city streets. Although the club did gain a liquor license and other city approvals, it is operating without a proper cabaret license, according to the Brooklyn Paper, which first reported the established was actually a front for a strip bar and subject of many police complaints.
The club’s owner, David Ruggiero of Staten Island, didn’t return messages.
Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez, who represents the area, said she plans to work with the NYPD and other city agencies to ensure the club follows the law and residents’ complaints are resolved.