The Most Dangerous Bar in New York Should Probably Close

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Broken beer bottles sit in a cage after participants took part in "Glassphemy!", a project from artist and developer David Belt, on May 20, 2010, in Brooklyn, New York. “Glassphemy!,” is billed as a psychological recycling experiment, in which people stand on a high and a low platform set on each end of a 20-foot-by-30-foot clear box, with high walls made of steel and bulletproof glass. Those on the higher platform take empty glass bottles and throw them at their compatriots across the way protected by a bulletproof glass. The bottles smash at the tempo of artfully designed lights flash. The idea is to make recycling a more direct, visceral experience and to purge some of New York aggression simultaneously. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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Since 2010, PJ’s Cocktail Lounge in Harlem “has been the scene of four separate shootings, a stabbing, an assault, a gunpoint robbery, and an attack on two police officers,” DNA Info reports. Before that, it was closed temporarily for selling alcohol to minors, and the NYPD is moving to have it shut down again for at least another year, charging its owner with going about “business as usual” in the face of violence. Either that or it's time for Road House 3: Seriously, Last Call ... Don't Shoot!