Amnesia Supper Club In Midst Of ‘Footloose’-Like Controversy
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The Amnesia Supper Club, a Brazilian hangout located on Fourth Avenue in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, has nearby residents and local officials up in arms, reports 1010 WINS’ John Montone.
In an episode that draws comparisons to the classic teenage dancing film “Footloose,” Community Board 10 members in Brooklyn are stopping the club’s owner from obtaining a permit so patrons can boogie the night away.
LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports
According to the Brooklyn Daily, the board unanimously decided to reject the club’s request for a cabaret license, and it may have a point.
Several arrests have been made at the club, committee chairman George Fontas told the Brooklyn Daily. Loud music can be heard late into the night, trash is littered all over the sidewalk and cars are repeatedly parked illegally on the street. And if that’s not bad enough, drunken patrons have been known to regurgitate outside the club at the conclusion of the evening.
“I live up the block, I hear the noise from my window,” one disgruntled man said. “I hear people yelling, people screaming, arguing.”
Such distasteful behavior has even affected local business owners. One night a fight broke out outside the club, and the end result was a shattered window at next door’s Narrows Coffee Shop.
“I came into work that morning and there was glass everywhere,” the shop’s owner told Montone.
The owner did admit, however, that Amnesia’s owners picked up the bill for the repairs.
Many angry locals aside, not everybody in Fort Hamilton is necessarily unhappy about what the club brings to the neighborhood.
“Everybody’s just trying to have a good time,” a less bothered neighbor said. “Especially females.”
Another resident agreed, saying, “It’s music. If it gets crazy, that’s what cops are for.”
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