Foundation Felled by NYPD Crackdown
Velvet ropers Foundation at 137 Essex Street are the most recent victims of the Seventh Precinct nightlife crackdown. The trendy club, two doors from the now-kaput Mason Dixon, was shut down by the authorities. Three familiar neon orange restraining orders are taped to the black-windowed entrance.
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Charges are also in line with previous neighborhood closures – illegal sale of beverages, underage drinking, plus a curveball with endangerment due to overcrowded conditions.
Foundation, which replaced Rewind just over a year ago, joins a host of Lower East Side establishments that briefly fell to the forces of the NYPD (e.g. Gallery Bar, Max Fish, Mason Dixon, and Los Feliz).