Man throws brick at window of NYC gay bar: video
A gay bar in Manhattan was attacked for the fourth time in a week when a man threw a brick at its window Saturday while patrons were inside.
Video provided to The Post shows a man approaching the bar VERS in Hell’s Kitchen around 10 p.m. and chucking a brick at it.
The bar has shatterproof glass windows, which owner David DeParolesa told The Post he had installed in anticipation of possible anti-gay attacks. Nobody was harmed in the incident.
“I thought about the glass when I first opened the space in July,” DeParolesa said Sunday. “It doesn’t shatter, but it does crack.”
DeParolesa said this was the fourth time someone has thrown something at his bar’s window in a week and called the attacks “unnerving.
“It feels like yet another manifestation of hate against our community,” he said.
The attack happened the same night that five people were killed and 18 were injured when a gunman opened fire at a LGBTQ night club in Colorado.
In terms of the New York City attacks, it is unclear if it is the same suspect involved in each, but DeParolesa said they have all been similar, with a person throwing a brick at the window each time.
The NYPD has responded to each incident, but the owner said he hasn’t heard back from them with any updates yet.