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Weekend Nightlife Crowds Worsen on the Lower East Side
Summer’s out and school is back in sesh – a familiarly bitter cocktail for complete disaster on the Lower East Side. It’s the same every year, but this time around, the crowds seem much worse. Usual suspects in the spine of Hell Square (Bulgarian bar, Libation, etc.) are now matched by the newer class of burgeoning clubs south of Delancey. The DL, its crowd and sound system, is audible from blocks away; the sidewalk outside Hotel Chantelle is itself a mosh pit; and the recently-rebranded Leftfield also contributes its fair share to the noise pollution.
Horses, too. Deployed to allegedly control the crowds, their presence seems little more than photo ops and conversation piece for drunken revelers. Not to mention the piles of shit unloaded onto our streets.
So, as per usual, locals are forced to lay low on the weekends while B&T pretty much decimates the neighborhood.
Chime in – are the crowds worsening in your neck of the neighborhood?