93 Lounge owner arrested

The owner of the notorious 93 Lounge was arrested by cops from the 68th Precinct over the weekend.

Captain Richard DiBlasio, commanding officer of the 68th Precinct, told this paper that the arrest occurred and 93 Lounge was issued a Worker’s Comp violation because there were employees present at 93 Lounge, but no Worker’s Comp insurance was in effect at the time ofthe inspection, which is a felony.

Other violations were also issued, both at 93 Lounge and other establishments visited on Friday night by a multi-agency task force that included the FDNY, Department of Buildings and Department of Health, as well as the Worker’s Compensation Board.

The club was the scene of a New Year’s Day accident that shocked the neighborhood. Two 93 Lounge patrons allegedly left the bar and began mowing down other customers, seriously injuring two people and crashing into eight parked cars.

Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann testified at a State Liquor Authority hearing in March, expressing the outrage of area residents that the club was allowed to operate.

We’re 100 percent dedicated to the quality of life in the 68th Precinct, DiBlasio said.

Councilmember Vincent Gentile – who in January had pledged to work to “ameliorate this scourge on Bay Ridge” — praised the news.

“The owner, Ronald Coury, has repeatedly failed to provide necessary workers compensation coverage to his staff and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board properly issued him a ‘stop work’ order and a $13,000 fine,” Gentile said.

“Coury has been charged with a Class E felony,” he went on. “I will continue to work with the police, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, the Kings County District Attorney’s office and the New York State Liquor Authority to shut down this establishment for good and bring some peace back to the neighbors and residents who live nearby.”

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