On Monday, the city served a full vacate order on The Brownstone, the self-described "Jewish social club" at 224 E. 12th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.
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According to public documents, the city issued the order "for altered building occupied without C of O [certificate of occupancy]."
According to The Brownstone website:
New York City does not fall short in the way of bars, cocktail parties or other social events, however, it’s finding relatable people to identify with that can be difficult to come by. Enter The Brownstone, the new Jewish social club that sophisticated New Yorkers have been longing for.
Gracing Manhattan’s East Village, The Brownstone is a one-stop shop for college students and Young Professionals to meet their needs as Jewish inhabitants of NYC. If it’s time to shake up your weekly work routine because you find yourself constantly surrounded by the same crowd, come meet new faces at one of our social events. If you are searching for that nice Jewish partner to bring home to mom and dad, join us at one of our dating events. If you are seeking a business opportunity, attend our networking events that feature prominent leaders from various fields and industries. If interested in further cultivating your Jewish identity, enroll in our classes that range from Hebrew Ulpan to Dating in Today’s World.
Sounds as if they were fitting into the East Village just fine. In a complaint dated Aug. 8:
APARTMENT BUILDING CONVERTED TO DORMITORY WITH ROOFTOP BEING USED AS PARTY SPACE, SERVING ALCOHOL & PLAYING AMPLIFIED MUSIC.
There's no mention of the closure on The Brownstone's website, Facebook page or Twitter account.
Previously on EV Grieve:
12th Street brownstone becoming mini university for Jewish education
Looking at the East Village Brownstone