Man in critical condition after Williamsburg bar brawl

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A man is clinging to life after an early-morning fight at a popular Williamsburg bar on Sunday, police said.

Police responded to a call at the Charleston, which is on Bedford Avenue between N. Seventh and N. Eighth streets, at 1:30 am on Sunday and found the 32-year-old man lying unconscious and unresponsive outside the bar, according to a report.

Cops said the man is knocking on death’s door with severe head and brain injuries.

“He is in extremely critical condition,” said Sgt. Lee Jones.

The Charleston was slated to host a whiskey party for the sprawling Northside Festival on Sunday, but following the incident, festival officials moved it to the Gibson, which is further up Bedford Avenue at the corner of N. 11th Street.

One restaurant across the street made reference to the cops swarming the area and police line around the bar on its sandwich board on Sunday afternoon.

“CSI themed brunch is a real thing in NYC,” Korean eatery Soju wrote on its sign.

The manager at the Charleston declined to comment.

Police have made no arrests in the case.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Bob from Sunset Park says:
Gothamist reporting an eye witness saw The Charleston bouncer beating the victim.
June 15, 2015, 5:08 pm
Matt from Greenpoint says:
Why would anyone go to a bar in Williamsburg?
Its been "gentrified".
June 15, 2015, 8:08 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
Its gotten really corny in certain parts of bk over the years & it all started with w'burg smh.
June 15, 2015, 8:29 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Hello jjm from c. hill. John Wasserman. Pleased to meet your acquaintance.
Now, please don't take this the wrong way, but aren't you a little old to be using acronyms on the computer?
Pardon the question, but in my (John Wasserman) opinion someone had to ask it. This has gone on long enough, and I'm getting just a little tired of the complaints.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
June 16, 2015, 8:19 am
jjm from c. hill says:
@john, it doesnt really matter how old i am for using acronyms. You're just trying to change the subject on me. Who cares about heir complaints? I say what i wanna say, just like they can complain whenever they want so they gotta just deal with it. Anyways, like i was saying, BK is getting soft as baby chit in some areas.
June 17, 2015, 12:56 pm

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