Close Shadow Night Club
  • Petitioned Community Board Five
  • Responded

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Community Board Five
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New York State Liquor Authority
Michael Jones
NYPD - 10th Precint
Deputy Inspector Elisa Cokkinos
New York State Liquor Authority
Commissioner Dennis Rosen
District office
Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
District Office
Sen. Liz Krueger
Speaker of the City Council
Hon. Christine Quinn
Raymond Kelly
Mayor of NYC
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Close Shadow Night Club

    1. Petition by

      Help 28th Street

May 2013


From Petition Organizer: Shadow Night Club was closed down. Since the closure the area around Shadow has been cleaner, quieter and a better place to live. People are also walking 28 Street at night time and there is almost no noise on the street at all. This was a huge quality of life improvement for a lot of residents in this area and students at FIT.

We live in the surrounding area of Shadow Night Club/Club 28 and we are seeking your help to put an end to the lawless, dangerous and chaotic situation that occurs every weekend night from the spill-in and out of the Shadow Club/Club 28.  This started earlier this year and has reached the point where the situation has imperiled the health and safety of our families and neighbors. It is also severely impacting our quality of life.

In January, there was a reported stabbing at or in front of the Club.  Last month, shots were heard on the street near the club and on December 1st more shots were fired on 28st from a mugging in front of the club.  On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, the crowd and activity on the street has gotten much worse.  Patrons have been seen and heard fighting, drinking and breaking bottles all over 28th Street, urinating, leaving trash and nightclub flyers all over the street and screaming and yelling during the middle of the night and into the morning.

It has become almost unbearable to live on 28th Street because of the club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.  The police have been trying their best to control the situation but recent crowds and the violence and mayhem have overwhelmed their efforts.

Additionally, the club is taking up important resources of the NYPD, paid by the taxpayers, to be present on some of the nights they are open.

Several months ago the club was closed by the police for one weekend and the neighborhood was peaceful and calm. Shadow's lawyers were able to re-open only to get right back to the bad situation that started the process.

We are urgently seeking your help to close down or fix this situation for good.

Recent signatures


    1. 1/3/13 @ 6:00 - Community Board Five meeting on Club Shadow and a new venue

      Thursday 01/03/13
      6:00 pm
      Bryant Park Corp - 111 W 40thSt, #2400

      Agenda - "229 West 28th Street - Shadow Nightclub - Community Complaints"

      Community Complaints

    2. Decision-maker Community Board Five responds:

      Community Board Five

      This club is a nightmare and the owner Steven Juliano accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the actions of his patrons. He contributes absolutely nothing to the community. He actually claims that he had NO neighbors for 15 of the 17 ye...

    3. Decision-maker Community Board Five responds:

      Community Board Five

      I can't wait for this hellhole to close!!

    4. Reached 50 signatures
    5. Decision-maker Community Board Five responds:

      Community Board Five

      The SLA will be holding a disciplinary meeting regarding this establishment on Thursday. The public is allowed to attend but not allowed to comment or submit evidence. Depending on the outcome, there will be a SLA full board meeting to de...

    6. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jenny Williams NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I hate that ghetto spot. too much violence

    • Lisa Ramaci NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I am sick of Manhattan being turned over to a thug element, who come from all over to drink, drug, and act out in ways they cannot where they live. Shame on the elected officials of this city for giving this human trash free reign to terrorize any neighborhood they curse with their foul presence!

    • Lisa Ramaci NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Our city is systematically being turned over to developers and club owners for their benefit and profit, with no thought given to the impact their actions will have on the neighborhoods they invade or the people living in them. Do not let this thug threaten and bully his neighbors by allowing him to keep Shadow open!

    • Jeremy Denning NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I live in the neighborhood and frequently walk by 28th St on my way up 7th Ave to Penn Station for early work commutes. Many times I have witnessed the large crowds that congregate on the street around the club after it closes and I can testify to the general inebriation and lawlessness of the club's patrons after hours. I have witnessed a few fights, but lots of vomiting, urination and even defecation by patrons of both sexes on the sidewalks and doorways of buildings surrounding the club. Thankfully there's hardly anyone on the streets at that hour to be harmed by the mayhem but drunk driving appears to be an issue as well. I am very thankful I do not live closer to the club. It should stay shut for good unless the NYPD is going to hang around every night at closing time to preserve a little law and order for the neighborhood. People paying NYC rent and taxes deserve much better.

    • Julia Shapiro NEW YORK CITY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'd like to live in a safe neighborhood and not have to worry about getting stabbed or shot at


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