A 25-year-old woman died on Saturday night after passing out at a Lower East Side Bar. Emily Fayssoux lost consciousness on a couch inside No Fun bar at 161 Ludlow St. around 9 p.m. and was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead, the Post reports.
A friend found Fayssoux, who lived in Brooklyn and worked in fashion marketing, and called 911. She reportedly told police that Fayssoux had been drinking and using cocaine earlier in the day, though no drugs were found on Fayssoux at the time.
“I’ve been working bars for a long time and I’ve never seen anything like that,” a No Fun employee told the Post. “It’s a tragedy.” Eater has reached out to the bar for further comment.
No Fun has had a contentious history in the neighborhood, with a brawl breaking out in front of the bar as recently as April. It’s part of the area called Hell Square — Houston Street to Delancey Street and Allen Street to Clinton Street — known for drunken crowds and crime on weekend nights. Neighborhood groups have been fighting against bars in the area for years now, and No Fun led a defamation lawsuit in 2016 striking back against L.E.S Dwellers. The suit is still ongoing.