Sunday Night’s Boozy Brawl at The DL was the 2nd Since February
Posted on: April 26th, 2017 at 5:03 am by Staff
It was a boozy brunch that ended in a brawl twelve hours later. And now the fallout.
Sunday evening, shortly after 11pm, a crowd outside The DL turned violent. Surveillance footage released by the 7th Precinct shows that the altercation escalated when two women began hitting each other, one of whom was violently pushed to the ground. The mob then migrated down Ludlow Street to the doorstep (literally) of Hotel Chantelle, where fisticuffs erupted between other bar-goers.
The incident happened exactly a year after a similar fight outside The DL engulfed Ludlow Street.
The 7th Precinct commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Steven Hellman, confirmed to us that he strongly warned management against hosting upon learning of the brunch party. The nightclub reportedly cancelled at first, then proceeded nonetheless without informing the Precinct. Hellman further confirmed that the promoter was also behind The DL event at last year’s brawl. There were two 311 and 911 calls apiece regarding the fight, yet by the time the authorities arrived, the crowd had dispersed. The fight remains under investigation, but no formal complaints have been filed with the precinct and no arrests have been made.
Meanwhile, a tipster alleges that said promoter is KevBDU, who specializes in all-day booze brunches, and apparently has a relationship with other Paul Seres bars like The Attic. (We’ve been unable to verify, but the event site certainly alludes so.) Customers purchased tickets online, and were told the location thereafter. The venue for this event was veiled in secrecy, likely a ploy to minimize backlash. Below is allegedly the April 23 event, as advertised. The page was taken down sometime yesterday, but Google saved the website in its cache. And there’s plenty of photo sharing on Instagram.
“I am very empathetic to the quality-of-life concerns of [this area of Hell Square],” Hellman previously told us. “The DL does not have the best interests of the community [in mind].” He further stressed that this problematic property is now a priority.
According to DNAinfo, there was also a fight at The DL on February 26, which was reported to the State Liquor Authority. It’s currently under review by the agency. Two days before the current incident, the SLA charged the nightclub with allowing the premises to “become disorderly,” a violation of state liquor laws. The SLA also revealed that last year’s brawl was not reported to them for further investigation.
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