Cheap Shots, the legendary First Avenue dive bar popular with NYU students, afternoon booze hounds and birthday revelers, was slapped with two court orders and shut down over the weekend. The reason? According to the legal argument that NYC the Blog found lying in front of the bar:
The community has severely suffered and continues to suffer, as a result of the illegal activities...interfering with the health, safety and well being of those who live, work and visit in the surrounding neighborhood. It can not be denied that the subject premises is a public nuisance, and as such should not be allowed to remain open even one more day.
A little dramatic, no? Cheap Shots has run into trouble for underage drinking before, but we always thought it was a colorful, fun place to get cheap drinks for to hang out while waiting for your laundry to finish next door. While Cheap Shots has managed to pick itself up after previous knockdowns, this may be the knockout punch.
· City Shuts Down 'Cheap Shots' Bar . . . [NYC the Blog]
· Cheap Shots Coverage [~ENY~]