Hurricane Sandy has decimated New York City in oh so many ways, and you can add the loss of Manhattan's world renowned downtown nightlife scene to the list. The majority of the City's most famous clubs are located below 23rd Street, and almost all of them were ready to go all out to celebrate Halloween. But Sandy has put all of that on hold.
Eater has spoken to numerous downtown club owners across and each of them is saying the same thing, "the club is closed for now due to Sandy." So if you were planning on celebrating Halloween at SL, Provocateur, The Boom Boom Room, Le Bain, Jimmy at the James, Westway, Le Baron, FINALE, Double 7, the Electric Room or the Box, it's time to come up with an alternative.
The one exception is Lavo, the Strategic Group's uptown club that was open last night and apparently overflowing with people while the company's other venues like Avenue and Ph-d at the Dream Downtown remain closed. We are also hearing rumors that club owners that are trying to get their businesses back open are exploring the possibility of bringing in generators for tonight. This seems like a dubious use of a generator, but if anywhere happens to get up and running, let us know.
Like Lavo, the bars of Uptown Manhattan, Brooklyn (excluding Red Hook) and Queens remain open and ready to serve you tonight. Do check them out and let us know what's open.
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