“It totally changed my life completely, in an instant,” Norman pointed out matter-of-factly. “It’s almost as if he took out a gun and started shooting people.”
In the early hours of April 8, 2012, the infamous Bronx strip club—located very close to the Major Deegan Expressway—was one of the only places open for a cocktail.
A cab driver behind the SUV gave police a partial plate number.
Although some might understand if Norman was bitter, she said she’s accepted her situation and is living her best life.
And that’s how Norman found herself at the spot, which was starting to empty out about 4 a.m.
“He’s a walking monster,” Norman said.
“To me, there’s always someone out there who saw something, and I think they need to come out and say something,” Rios said.
“Based on the circumstances, she has a very positive attitude,” Rios told PIX11. “She really doesn’t let her disability get in the way.”
The make-up artist, who worked for MAC Cosmetics, was enjoying her Saturday night off and wanted to keep the evening going.
THE BRONX — “Sin City” was not a place where Kimmarie Norman, then 35 years old, would normally stop for a drink with friends. In the early hours of April 8, 2012, the infamous Bronx strip club—located very close to the Major Deegan Expressway—was one of the only places open for a cocktail. The make
In their online petition, posted July 6, the club urged employees and patrons to bombard government with pleas for its survival.
“Studies showed that most of nuisance abatement done over the years, targeted mostly minority neighborhoods, in Hispanic and Black establishments, that yielded very small results,” it says.
The jiggle joint’s liquor license was revoked after that, and the hot spot’s lawyers filed an appeal in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. A judge granted a stay, which allowed the club to keep serving liquor.
“I had no idea they were closed. They didn’t put it on their website or nothing,” he said.
A man came and abruptly locked the door. A patron showed up and appeared surprised the club was closed.
Drakopoulos showed up and said, “Who are you?”
The state Liquor Authority revoked the club’s liquor license in May over a range of violations. Last summer, nine strippers and bouncers were arrested for dealing drugs out of the club. The SLA also found at least 18 code violations in a subsequent inspection.
The club posted a hand-scrawled sign on the outside Thursday which asked people to “please stay in touch.”
The missive claims corrupt elected officials and developers are behind the effort to shut it down, and attacks the nuisance abatement law.
The Bronx strip club Sin City has finally been barred from serving liquor — but wants support for employing black and Hispanic strippers.