Bay Ridge residents: Shut down 'out-of-control' lounge

Neighbors of a notorious Bay Ridge nightclub are demanding that the lounge be shut down after a drunken New Year’s Eve reveler mowed down four people, the New York Daily News reports. Patrons of the 93 Lounge on 93rd St. have "terrorized residents" with out-of-control brawling, drug use. open sex and noise since it opened three years ago.

Since 2010, the club has racked up 28 Department of Buildings violations totaling $190,800 in fines, and 60 complaints at Community Board 10.

Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) and state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) threatened to bring down the State Liquor Authority and the city’s health and buildings departments on the lounge, according to the Brooklyn Paper. The owners said, however, that cops have only been called in twice in the three years they have been open — once to report a missing cellphone and another time for a missing wallet.

Two years ago, however, as reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Community Board 10 received constant community complaints of fights and large noisy street crowds. The city placed an NYPD temporary headquarters vehicle van was placed on Third Avenue at 93rd Street to monitor the situation.