Objecting Neighbor 'Disgusted' Over NYC Gay Bar's Plans to Expand Near Catholic School: VIDEO
NYC gay sports bar Boxers wants to open a new bar in Hell's Kitchen, and some folks are complaining.
The NY Post reports:
Owners of the popular Chelsea hangout on West 20th Street want to open Boxers HK in a building at 776 10th Ave. -- right around the corner from Sacred Heart School and right next to the playground of PS 111.
"It's disgusting," fumed Iyanth Davis, 53, a law librarian. "That's absolutely too close to these two schools . . . And the issue is not that it's a gay bar -- it's a bar . . . That's the issue."
The building Boxers wants is within 200 feet of Sacred Heart -- too close under zoning laws -- but the owners want to subdivide the place so that the bar itself sits just outside the mandated limit, neighborhood sources said.
WPIX reports that there is also a restaurant that serves liquor right across the street, as well as a liquor store.
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