• Pub crawls may be banned

26 Mar


From The New York Post:

NEW YORK — It soon may be illegal to drink and crawl.

A Manhattan community board is mulling a ban on pub crawls, those nights of revelry in which organized groups stumble from bar to bar and imbibe at great discounts. The Internet and social networking have tripled the size of many of the pub crawls, said Toni Carlina, district manager of CB6, which covers 14th to 59th streets between the East River and Lexington Avenue.

“Nobody wants to prevent people from having a good time, but they must be considerate of the neighborhood,” she said.

Following a St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl, which enticed thousands of drunken, sometimes underage, partygoers to the neighborhood for $1 drafts, board members were prompted to move ahead with a possible ban, Carlina said. A public hearing will be held Thursday.

According to Town & Village, a newspaper covering the community, the neighbors complained of rowdy revelers vomiting in the streets. Eddie Miller, one of the founders of, which sold tickets to the St. Patrick’s Day event, said they accounted for only 1,000 drinkers, a tiny percentage of the festivities that day.

“I don’t believe the vomit in the streets is caused by pub-crawl clients,” he told The Post.

[Go here for the full story.]

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Posted by on March 26, 2011 in Legislation/Regulation, NYC


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