A 25-year-old woman died after passing out at a downtown Manhattan bar on Saturday.
The woman, identified by the NY Post as Emily Fayssoux, had been at the No Fun bar at 161 Ludlow Street when she passed out on a couch around 9 p.m. The Post reports, "A friend discovered the unresponsive woman and called 911, cops said. When police arrived, the concerned caller told them Fayssoux had been drinking and using cocaine earlier in the day, but no drugs were found on Fayssoux, according to sources."
She was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, where she died at 10:20 p.m. The NYC Medical Examiner did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the woman's cause of death.
A No Fun worker, who was not at the bar at the time of the incident, told the Post, "I’ve been working bars for a long time and I’ve never seen anything like that. It’s a tragedy."
No Fun has been, as Bowery Boogie put it, "basically... a thorn in the Lower East Side since its debut almost seven years ago." Originally the venue told the local community board they would be a "full service tapas restaurant" but many feel betrayed as it's been more of a bar. No Fun actually sued a local community group—who voiced many complaints about the crowds and brawls—for defamation, but a judge recently sided with the community group, noting it was a "strategic lawsuit against public participation."