Residents push for lounge to lose liquor license after violence

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Some Bronx residents are pushing for a Throgs Neck Lounge's liquor license to be revoked after a series of disturbing incidents.

Community Board 10 met Thursday to discuss possible solutions. Police say last week a man was beaten, stabbed and knocked unconscious while at a party at the Vapor Lounge.

Last month, neighbors expressed concern after pictures of an exotic dancer performing at the lounge for a bachelor party on Super Bowl Sunday popped up on social media.

In January, another assault caught the attention of the State Liquor Authority, forcing officials to review if Vapor Lounge should keep its license.

The lounge's general manager, Rob Salese, issued a statement saying these incidents were unfortunate situations that happen at other places across the city every day, and that he hopes to find a way to make sure community members feel safe. That includes closing the lounge at earlier hours and eventually restructuring it into a family establishment.

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