Throgs Neck restaurant owner apologizes after racy video backlash

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A Throgs Neck restaurant is under fire after a racy video involving two women dancing in skimpy bikinis surfaced on social media.

The video posted on social media Monday by a concerned community member shows two women wearing bikinis dancing provocatively inside the Casa Restaurant and Lounge.

Casa Restaurant and Lounge owner Sam Beltran told News 12 he is trying to do the right thing and explain himself to the community.

"I'm ashamed and I'm embarrassed but what I can say in true confidence is that I will do the right thing,” says Beltran. "I do want to apologize. I take responsibility for it."

Throgs Neck residents say they are upset to see this conduct in their family-friendly neighborhood.

Beltran tells News 12 that the restaurant was closed to the public Monday for a music video shoot for local Latin urban rapper Alexis La Gras.

"It was not strip show, it was not a bachelor party, it was a closed event. No kids were here, no patrons were here,” says Beltran.

The artist, who is also a Throgs Neck resident, says his intentions were not to be offensive and as soon and the manager of the restaurant felt it was out of line, they were asked to leave. He says he packed up and left in about 20 minutes.

Beltran says Casa Restaurant and Lounge is working with Community Board 10 and local officials to help correct the mistake.

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