Best hipster brutality by bouncers - 2004
The opening-night festivities of Lower East Side nightclub THE DELANCEY got off to a rip-roaring start this summer when fights between bedraggled clientele and he-man bouncers erupted (one blogger: "Did somebody say 'Williamsburg is so gay'?"). Gawker linked to the reports, including photos of some poor college schlub in a choke hold, his cool suede sneakers clinging to limp limbs. But as usual, hipsters made the "Delancey is so over" claim about three years too soon. Indeed, the rest of the world is just catching on to this three-story rocker haven with a lovely rooftop garden and posh performance space. Robert Smith even dropped by after his Curiosa tour hit town.