NYPD Shutters Welcome to the Johnson’s in Nightlife Crackdown

Posted on: June 18th, 2011 at 7:12 am by

For cops on the weekend nightlife beat in the Seventh Precinct, it’s essentially like shooting fish in a barrel.  There are just so many establishments to randomly raid.  This week brings news of yet another shutter.  Last night, the NYPD shut down neighborhood mainstay Welcome to the Johnson’s.  As with other Lower East Side bar closures of late (Foundation being the most recent), Johnson’s was cited for illegally serving to minors.

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Jeffrey Neville was at Johnson’s at around 10:30 pm when cops showed up.  He tweeted the following report, “about 10 police and a few state officials with a court order came and shut it down.”

It’s our guess that before long, pretty much every bar on the Lower East Side will have been shuttered by the NYPD for underage drinking.

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