by Willie Fulmore III on
My experience at 40/40 was a complete disaster before I even entered the club. There was approximately 5 ppl standing on one line including myself. Let me say it again 5 people waiting on one line that’s 3 females and two males myself included. I was in front of the other male. I decided to step over the ropes since there is no one on the male line. This logically makes sense because it’s freezing cold and what normal person follows dividers if there is no one waiting. One of the security stop me and said, “Sir next time go around the divider instead of stepping over it. I said “ok”. Then another security guard said, “Sir, Can you please step off the line, go around the back and come to the front.” Let’s keep in mind that by now the other 4 people are already inside and I’m the only one outside doing circus tricks in the freezing cold! I responded, “Absolutely not”. As I approach the door a heavy set supervisor tells the other guard, “We can’t let him in”, and the guard responded because of his jeans which happens to be Dark Brown Rocawear jeans. How ironic? I find it quite strange that all the guards outside never once mention anything to me about dress code. You know why? Because everything I had on was casual with a button up shirt to match. I have worn this exact same outfit to plenty of clubs and lounges. Never have I once been turned away because of it. I called my friend who had bottle service that night outside to talk some sense into them. Once my friend came outside the supervisor tells him we can’t allow him in because he is not respecting my guard. So let’s recap once again. The supervisor is catching a power trip because I hop over the divider onto an empty line. This is absolutely classic!! Never have a once slander a security guard and called him/her out of name but yet I was being disrespectful. My friend was smiling the whole time because he knew it was a lie. I am a federal officer for 6 years so I can distinguish the difference between security and harassment. Like I said before I never been to 40/40 and I have no desire after that experience. All that glitters is not gold and I’m shocked that Jay Z is associated with this establishment. This is not Jay Z’s club it’s the security circus olay.
by David K. on
I literally only spent 10 minutes here, but during that time I got a good vibe. The music was good and I didn't have to stand in line (pulling up in a white stretch limo probably helped) to get in. I didn't have a chance to do a lap around the bar because my friends did a shot of Patron and that was the extent of our visit. The bartenders were shirtless, but looked kind of rough (in a straight guy meets leather bar sorta way). Next time I promise to stay longer. Hopefully I can get inside as quickly as last time.
by Rudolph Ledin on
This place is almost part of myth; outer-borough kid discovers innate creative poetry spark through ventures to crumbling e. 3rd street building on the eve of gentrification spread, only to return grown, in the Oughts, to find cafes, condos, and well-lit sidewalks; all the while inside the beat and thrum of real NYC soul still (years later) spouts and spins and runs linguistic circles. Nuyorican Poetry Cafe...my first inspirations still come from there...need to go back and check it out again.