Another Brawl outside The DL Engulfed Ludlow Street Last Night [VIDEO]
It’s painfully clear that The DL, reigning supreme as one of the Lower East Side’s worst nightlife offenders, still cannot control its crowds. Another brawl erupted last night shortly after 11pm, during one of its Sunday night events. If you’re keeping score, this incident transpired exactly one year after another such fight spilled from the establishment and engulfed Ludlow Street.
We received the video below in our tipline, and it’s horrifying to see the fight unfold. The three clips are stitched together chronologically, illustrating some sort of vocal spat that turned violent. We watch two women fighting, and a man intercede to shove the other woman to the asphalt; and she goes down hard. A mass of humanity then spills down Ludlow Street to the doorstep of Hotel Chantelle.
It appears that the event in question was an all-day brunch party, in which location was reportedly hidden until ticket purchase. The official word from the 7th Precinct is that the DL told the authorities about the party weeks ago and were informed it was “not a good idea.” It’s in fact the same promoter as the brawl that happened last year (and the slashing at the Delancey). The nightclub cancelled at first, then proceeded nonetheless without informing the Precinct.
“I am very empathetic to the quality-of-life concerns of [this area of Hell Square],” Commanding Officer of the 7th Precinct Steve Hellman told us this morning. “The DL does not have the best interests of the community [in mind].” He further stressed that this problematic property is a priority.
One question – how many more lives can The DL (Paul Seres, Alex Drozd) cash in at the expense of the neighborhood?