Mr. Black Is Back, But Will It Be the Death of the Pussycat Lounge?After gay dance den Mr. Black was closed in September (“because of the evidence of rampant drug activity there,” an NYPD spokesman told the Voice), the owner issued a statement somewhat euphemistically saying, “The decision has been made to move Mr. Black to a larger space due to the tremendous demand and success of the nightclub.” It’s now been announced that the new space is, for this Friday at least, the Pussycat Lounge of all places — that bastion of hetero sleaze that is under city scrutiny and is in jeopardy of being razed by developer Sam Chang.
Seedy Slice Joint May Have Been Outed by Hotel Developer
We’re no strangers to the culinary offerings of gents’ clubs, so we were a bit confused when last week the local news got its thong in a bunch over the fact that at Cordato’s Deli Bar you can get some lap-dance lovin’ near the pizza oven. After all, we named Cordato’s our Best Dive Bar last year — why the sudden “investigative report”? It’s just a theory, but Robert Kremer, owner of the neighboring Pussycat Lounge, believes the timing may have had something to do with Über-developer Sam Chang’s plan to demolish the 1700s-era buildings on the block so he can build a luxury hotel.