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Private party with amplified music on sidewalk

194 Flatbush and 198 Flatbush Ave
August 25, 2013 - 9:08pm

Versailles clothing store had a promotional party going on, tied in with the MTV awards, with amplified music blasting onto the street and a large, milling crowd partying on the sidewalk. One storefront over, at 198 Flatbush, they erected a photo backdrop and photographers (apparently hired by the store) were working from the middle of the sidewalk. The entire sidewalk was crowded to the point of impeding pedestrian traffic either physically or by intimidation (because of the large crowd, not because of any threats. It was a party atmosphere).

This is patently illegal and of course, for residents who were told (as was my wife) to "move along" the minute they stopped walking (in my wife's case, as she emerged from the subway), it is confusing. what is permitted and what is not?

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