Clockwork Bar Condemns Neo-Nazi Attack that Happened Over the Weekend
Clockwork Bar on Essex Street is in damage control mode, days after a gang of alleged Neo-Nazis pummeled two patrons. Owner Frank Scotto condemned the bloody incident, and wanted to clear the air about his disgust for what happened.
“We would like to state clearly that Clockwork Bar does NOT endorse, sympathize, nor invite the views and beliefs of Neo Nazi, supremacist hate groups,” Scotto noted. “These groups and their views are NOT welcome at our establishment.”
As previously reported, two unidentified siblings, both 27-year-old Columbia graduate students, noticed the large group of “skinheads” inside Clockwork and headed for the exit at 12:30am. Upon leaving, a bunch of smokers noticed the sticker on one of their phones reading “New York City Anti-fascists,” and that was enough to spark a beatdown. Both brothers sustained cuts and bruises, and required staples to close wounds on the head.
It was also reported that the assailants sported patches of the “211 Crew,” a white supremacist prison gang that’s active both behind bars and on the outside.
Below is the full statement from Clockwork:
Clockwork Bar would like to express its concern for the victims of the attacks on February 1 on Essex an Hester Streets. Our hearts go out to them. And we pray for a speedy recovery.
We would also like to state clearly that Clockwork Bar does NOT endorse, sympathize nor invite the views and beliefs of neo nazi, supremacist hate groups. These groups and their views are NOT welcome at our establishment. They have never been, nor will ever be invited or allowed in our bar. We apologize for what happened and are taking steps to prevent future instances as well as working with the NYPD to increase awareness and security for our patrons.
Furthermore, it is fundamental to Clockwork Bar, its ownership and staff, that we are NOT a neo nazi, white supremacist or any hate group association establishment. Clockwork is about music, friendship and good times, anything else is hereby prohibited.
Clockwork opened at 21 Essex Street in 2013.