Taking up residence in the former space of famed NYC nightclub Verboten, Schimanski is set to launch next week at 54 North 11th Street.
It's no secret the space has had a troubled past — former club Verboten was forced to close by state officials in April, after it was revealed that the owners had failed to pay over $350,000 in taxes.
The new name for the club — the slightly bizarrely titled Schimanski — has now been revealed with three parties set to launch the venue including a Let's Play House night featuring Tiger & Woods, Morgan Giest and Jacques Renault.
Verboten’s owners are reportedly auctioning off their lease, with former Pacha NYC owner, Eddie Dean, currently the highest bidder.
Verboten has reopened and filed for bankruptcy after being seized by authorities for non-payment of taxes.
New York state government took possession of the club on Wednesday night due to outstanding tax payments. A spokesperson for the Department of Taxation and Finance confirmed to THUMP that the club owes $360,378.05 (£253341.34) in sales tax.
Verboten has reportedly been closed by the New York state government after “nonpayment of taxes”.
Photographs of a sign on the club’s door warning that the property has been seized by authorities have been circulating on Twitter since Wednesday (30th March), reports RA.
Verboten done for real. Signs on the property pic.twitter.com/faLYcooCs9
words: ERIN SHARONI pics: ANDREW RAUNER
Since its launch in 2013, Verboten’s StageONE summer festival series has become one of New York’s must-attend events of the summer. Taking place on the East River at 50 Kent Avenue on Brooklyn’s Williamsburg waterfront, StageONE is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city as you groove to your favorite DJs in an outdoor setting.
The name Verboten has been synonymous with New York City underground nightlife for over a decade. The once-mobile party set up a permanent post in Williamsburg in 2014 and has been booking the likes of Damian Lazarus, Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers ever since. The 10,000-square-foot former metal shop, featuring two rooms, multiple skylights and industrial accents, create an aesthetic perfect for peak hours.
Designed to serve the dance music lovers’ desires, The Control Room features a Martin Audio soundsystem, acoustic ceiling panels, panoramic video walls, raised seating areas and a sprung wood dancefloor. The smaller Cabaret Bar is a warmer, more intimate space with its own soundsystem, designed to function with or completely independently from the main room. Littered with overstuffed leather banquettes, soundproof curtains, neon chandeliers, and a burned concrete bar, it plays host to day parties, smaller week-night events, art shows, cabaret and [eventually] a small plates restaurant. Verboten fruits never tasted so sweet.