After Violent Weekend, ‘Delilah’ on Rivington Street is Raided in Multi-Agency Sting
Delilah on Rivington Street was raided last night in a multi-agency sting stemming from a weekend of violence and rowdy crowds.
As part of the raid (aka M.A.R.C.H.), the State Liquor Authority, the NYPD Vice Unit, and members of the nascent 7th Precinct NCO program descended upon 155 Rivington Street and shut the year-old place down. The coordinated sting was, in large part, a response to the early-morning slashing this past weekend which saw three patrons seriously injured outside the establishment. Apparently, Delilah (dubbed “DL Lite”) had been hosting a party, and did not provide the courtesy heads-up to local cops.
Then, the following night – New Year’s Eve – the bar reportedly registered several 311 and 911 calls from distressed neighbors.
Word on the street is that the Delilah staff has not been cooperative with the 7th Precinct lately, which also lead to the sting and the resultant 63 violations from the various agencies.
The bloody slashing last weekend – and this operation four days later – underscores the ongoing problems with the Paul Seres-run bars on the Lower East Side (e.g. The DL). This isn’t the first time violence erupted during an undisclosed promoter party. Remember the brawl at The DL in April 2017? At the time, the 7th Precinct warned the club against holding an all-day brunch party purportedly hosted by KevBDU, but they did anyway.