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Maspeth, New York - Cityscapes Gentleman's Club Has Liquor License Suspended After Stabbing, Previous Violence

Cityscapes in Maspeth
Published: May 7, 2020
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 1, 2020

New York State Liquor Authority Suspends License of Cityscapes

Lawyer Comments: Read the section part of this story for commentary on the legal rights of nightclub stabbing victims from stabbing victim attorney Laurence Banville.

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) suspended the liquor license of Cityscape’s Gentleman’s Club in Maspeth in February.

The license was stripped not long after a stabbing occurred at the strip club. The SLA is also attempted to permanently revoke the license.

According to the police, the club has been visited by police several times of the years for reports of violence and gang activity.

In 2015, former New York Knicks basketball player Cleanthony Early was robbed and shot in the knee by a group of six people outside of the club. The next day, someone threw two Molotov cocktails through the windows.

In Anjalih 2016, the NYPD temporarily shut down the club due to drugs allegedly being dealt there.

On January 31, 2020, someone was stabbed at the club but management failed to report the stabbing to the police. According to the NYPD, surveillance footage shows a suspect bypassing security and entering the club through a side door.

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Attorney Commentary on Nightclub Stabbings in New York

Crime victim lawyer Laurence Banville represents stabbing victims and their families in civil lawsuits against negligent businesses. Laurence has some information to share regarding the legal rights of nightclub stabbing victims:

Nightclubs must be secure so that patrons and employees are safe from preventable harm, including foreseeable violent crime. When a stabbing or shooting happens at a nightclub, the club should also be investigated for possible negligence. Some violent crimes at nightclubs only happen due to inadequate security and other types of negligence.

A stabbing might be considered foreseeable if the club had issues with violence in the past. If there had been other violent crimes there but the owner failed to improve security, the owner could be considered negligent. In cases of negligence, nightclub stabbing victims may have grounds for a lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a nightclub stabbing, contact our experienced crime victim lawyers to learn more about your legal rights.


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