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"Banished from Brooklyn" – Where Have All the Gay Bars Gone?

If you haven’t noticed, a recent surge in gay nightlife has been taking place in Brooklyn. It all started in Williamsburg and has since branched out to neighboring Greenpoint. But, within the past year, two venues have seen their doors bolted only after enough outside force was applied. In the summer of 2011, Blackout Bar shut down after receiving numerous noise complaints from neighbors and tickets handed out by the local authorities. Of course any bar or club would be hit with a few warnings here and there but something is amiss when it is then ‘kicked when it’s down’ so much that they must close up shop.
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