Fights Outside Hotel on Rivington This Weekend Have Neighbors Worried About Safety (and Continued Noise)

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 at 9:31 am by
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Guess that comical noise-mitigating signage isn’t quite working to CO-OP’s advantage. The trendy bar and its Hotel on Rivington (THOR) overlords are louder than ever these days. Viktor & Spoils, which was recently cut short, is now apparently serving again, but through an indoor connection.

We’ve been hearing from several residents in the vicinity that weekend crowding (and general lack of respect) at this mega-club situation is out of control. That, week after week, it continues to negatively impact the block. Plus, it’s becoming outright dangerous.

For example, at 4am this past Sunday morning, a fight and shouting match reportedly transpired in front of THOR. The initial altercation involved two male patrons (one of whom possibly a hotel guest) armed with broken bottles, presumably from inside CO-OP. Then, shortly thereafter, a shouting match between drunks culminated with one guy removing his belt to whip a female patron. Onsite security proved useless, and Fat Baby’s team apparently intervened to break up the melee. Cops didn’t appear until after the entire thing went down.

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THOR apparently allowed the disorderly folks to re-enter the hotel without any recourse. Sorta calls into question the effectiveness of their security team, as well as the bartenders over-serving their customers…

“Hotel on Rivington and its various incarnations has been a scourge to this community from the moment it opened its doors,” LES Dwellers founder Diem Boyd told us when reached for comment.

“These regular occurrences could have easily been turned onto residents, passersby, the hundreds of patrons on the streets and sidewalks, not to mention the staff of THOR and neighboring bars. This is not an isolated incident at a single club on a random night. This is normal for this neighborhood. It is the result of an endemic problem that that gets worse week after week, year after year.”

Will THOR and its demon spawn be held accountable?

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