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Cooper Square Hotel Protest Scares Off Developer?

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Last night was poised to be a legendary East Village showdown, as the much-anticipated Cooper Square Hotel protest was planned to lead right up to the hotel's liquor license hearing. Unfortunately, Cooper Square developer Peck/Moss Group withdrew the application at the eleventh hour (again!), so the battle was delayed until further notice. But like good little activists, the protest went on. For those who doubted neighbors' claims that the hotel's outdoor bar would be mere inches from their windows, we present you with the above. Yikes. But will some lost nights of sleep be worth the chance to snap some photos of celebs behaving badly?photos that can in turn be sold to TMZ? We think so. Eater has promised some fun video of the protest, so do check in over there in a bit.

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