Yesterday, we received an impassioned email from the folks of East Village bar Heathers with the troubling news that Community Board 3 and the New York State Liquor Authority are attempting to shut down the beloved bar -- its Hot Rabbit party is nominated for Best Gay Night at this year's PAPER Nightlife Awards. Apparently, local residents are upset about the number of smokers on the sidewalk outside the bar, and have been known to actually throw eggs at them from time to time! Those who don't want to see Heathers go should write to CB3 or the Mayor and let them know that the nightlife community cares about this bar.

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