The Post has this "exclusive" item today:
Fed up with drunken antics on the Lower East Side, a neighborhood business association hopes to get off-duty cops to walk what would essentially be the city's first booze beat.
If approved by the NYPD, the moonlighting crime fighters -- in uniform -- would patrol the beer-soaked lanes between Houston and Delancey streets Thursday nights and on weekends.
They wouldn't be permitted to work inside or at the front doors of the many local gin mills, but they could lasso sidewalk lushes.
"We think having a cop on the beat . . . would really help nightlife establishments be quieter and safer," said Lower East Side Business Improvement District Executive Director Bob Zuckerman.
The Post also managed to speak to one person opposed to this idea.
And barflies voiced concern that the off-duty cops could become the fun police.
"This is a noisy city," music writer Nicole Wasilewicz, 25, said outside Pianos on Ludlow Street. "You come here to make some noise."