Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Three Incidents of Crime = Downtown Eco Nightlife Danger Menace!

crime: DOWNDid you know there was a "spike in violence" downtown, in the First Precinct (which covers a huge swath of West SoHo, Greater UPS Village (AKA The Shipping District), TriBeCa, Wall Street and Ground Zero Village)? Well there sort of was, over the summer, and you know what's to blame? Nightlife! Specifically, Holland Tunnel outpost Greenhouse. (Probably not on "gay night." Otherwise, it's just full of "GAY AND BL;ACKS," say some of the many unhappy visitors who don't like $400 bottle service) Despite the brief "spike" of gun-toting club-tards, crime is down in the precinct by huge amounts from last year, five years ago and 20 years ago, so, I guess we're just back to regulating night life. Hasn't anyone seen Gangs of New York recently? It was just on AMC the other day!

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"One party at a strip club in Woodside in recent weeks cleared more than $50,000 in door fees and bar profits, he said."

That number sounds a bit less impressive when you realize the party in question was charging $100 a head at the door.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

The more you guys talk about nightlife in NYC, the more I want you to forget everything I ever said about wanting to move.

To be fair, anything involving 50 Cent is probably worth avoiding just on principle.

BL;ACKS is the new teh.

jfruh (#713)

It is amazing how resistant people are to math and numbers when it comes to crime! There were a couple of awful and high-profile murders here in Baltimore this summer, despite an overall crime trendline that has gone steadily downwards since the early '00s. Nevertheless, the comments sections of the local newspaper/blogs were full of all-caps screeds about DON'T TELL ME CRIME IS DOWN CRIME IS NOT DOWN EVEN IF THERE IS LESS CRIME BECAUSE THESE MURDERS ARE SCARY TO ME.

(This I think is a phenomenon distinct from the quite justified questioning of how police departments massage statistics to make themselves look better! That factor aside, there are people who literally get angry when their emotional worldview doesn't match up with real-world numbers.)

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

If I may make a suggestion: this book is a great treatment of that subject.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

Murders are up, Marlo is just stashing bodies in the vacants.

Art Yucko (#1,321)


MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

That is one of the best textual representations of Snoop-speech I've seen!

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

Rich people in Manhattan hate nightlife and will do anything to shut it down. Facts don't matter. The Lower West Side (whatever the hell its name is) and Tribeca are dead zones at night. In my book they could use a little more street life, but most current residents are more familiar with the quiet of Greenwich than living in an actual city.

Bryan Keller (#3,804)

The downstairs at that Sunday night party VanDam at Greenhouse is the shit. Don't hate on the black gays!

freetzy (#7,018)

I've found the best value for bottle service and the best way to avoid bl;ack gays is by drinking alone in my apartment.

So I take it West Chelsea is safe again?

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