CB3 Bar Battles: Another Long, Hot Night Ahead on East 5th Street

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In a few short hours, CB3’s SLA Committee will convene for another marathon meeting. There are only 19 applications to review this evening but, looks can be deceiving. As EV Grieve reported last week, neighborhood activists are planning a major show of force against at least one bar, Sin Sin/Leopard Lounge, on 2nd Avenue.

The bar, on the corner of 2nd & 5th Street, is seeking to transfer a liquor license. Stuart Zamsky, president of the East 5th Street Block Association, organized a petition/letter writing campaign. Among their grievances: screaming, fighting, loud music and drug use in the late night hours, especially on weekends.

Ariel Churi, who lives across the street from Sin Sin, sent us the link to a YouTube video, shot at 3:30am one night last month. It’s dark, but Churi says, it illustrates what residents are confronting night after night.

The meeting begins at 630pm, at the JASA/Green Residence, 200 East 5th Street. You can see the full agenda on CB3’s web site. We will, of course, have all the ugly details when it’s all over.