East Side Neighborhoods May Restrict Pub Crawls

NEW YORK (AP) — A community board in a bar-heavy section of midtown Manhattan may soon put restrictions on organized “pub crawls.”

Community Board 6, which covers the East Side of Manhattan between 14th and 59th streets, is holding a public hearing on Thursday to consider a ban on bar-to-bar events.

The board’s Toni Carlina says the hearing was prompted by a St. Patrick’s Day event that drew thousands of crawlers, some of them underage, to the neighborhood. Neighbors reportedly complained of vomiting in the streets.
Carlina says social networking has enlarged the pub crawls.

She says revelers have to be considerate of the neighborhood.

Eddie Miller of pubcrawls.com, which sold tickets to the St. Patrick’s Day event, said his clients were a small percentage of St. Patrick’s Day revelers.

Have more to say about restricting pub crawls? Sound off in our comments section below.

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  • ax foto

    How about it being unconstitutional and in violation of our right of freedom to assemble to lawfully drink whatever we want… just another example of angry bitter people trying to restrict the happiness of others!

  • mikeyg

    You see they banned cigarettes and you let then (i don’t smoke) Now they are coming for your alcohol are you going to let them.there is no end to this people wake up and start resisting or it will be to late the nanny state will only get worse.

  • Wolf

    This isn’t Middle America. This IS New York City!! The City that never sleeps, parties all night, THE place the have a GREAT time.
    All the baby carriage pushing tea toatlers should go back to Kansas.

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