Star of obnoxious drunken rant: ‘My dad owns half of Manhattan’

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FLAT IRON DISTRICT (PIX11)--Everybody knows that when you are on the sidewalk of New York City everyone is watching and can be videotaping.

Last week, the owner of Pranna was so frustrated with some young drunk people on his sidewalk in front of his business that he turned the tables and recorded their bratty behavior.

The guy as you can hear multiple times claims to be the heir to "Half of Manhattan,"  now an instant viral hit. It's on Gawker, E-entertainment, Gothamist and  YouTube.

According to sources on the web, he is a New Jersey native who currently attends NYU.

His father is a garment industry executive and his mom is an event coordinator. Not exactly related to the Trumps.

But the father of his buddy—who can be seen in the background as he steals the show—does own a lot of real estate. Per the multiple sites , his pal is a real-estate tycoons son.

In the three minutes that feel to last a lifetime, the young man claims his family has influence over the NYPD and that he's even got close connections to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

He also says that he's a lawyer at one point, but the man behind the camera not fazed because after all this is a public sidewalk .


  • close pranna

    pranna is a terrible establishment, they over serve underage kids at boozy brunches, and is a problem in this community. please dont judge the kid in the video, he was drunk and 20 years old, who cares? if pranna club on madison ave was not over serving him, this would not have had happened, and the poor kid who collapsed needed medical attention

    • Mallory Samuel

      I am a regular at Pranna’s brunch, and I have literally seen teenagers get rejected from the door for having fake IDs. They in no way market to underage people and I don’t understand why these comments are saying this…

    • Pranna's terrible

      Pranna is obnoxious and on any given weekend you will find the same type of situation. Ambulance and cops have to come to this place all the time. Should be closed.

  • close pranna

    also it was not the owner of pranna that filmed this video. it was a local resident fed up with the scene pranna promotes. the owner of pranna would not film this because they attract and encourage this kind of behavior. they make their money my marketing to underage students “all you can drink for $45” specials. pranna needs to stop hurting underage students by serving them.

  • Selena Pall

    I have visited Pranna on many different occasions, such as happy hour, corporate events and even brunch. Every time I visit Pranna IDs are checked. There was a time where one of my co-workers forgot her ID and she was denied at the door. Has anyone seen the photos of this kid floating around? They were taken at Bagatelle, not Pranna. I’m not too sure why these comments are referring to Pranna?

  • Nice try at damage control Pranna

    LOL “selena” and “mallory”
    you do realize how obvious it is that you work for Pranna club? No one that goes to that terrible place would come to the web to defend it, and note all the upstanding “corporate events” and both of you just happen to be so astute and aware to their strict Id checking policies. LOL! Try to be a little more subtle with the Pranna damage control. In fact, Id love to see “both” of you at brunch this weekend, will you be the drunk girl picking up throwup out of her hair, or the girls getting into fist fights on the street. Stop trying to paint Pranna as a calm place, it is well documented for its binge drinking attitude that leads to dozens if not hundreds of over served patrons on the street all weekend long, causing problems for the community. Pranna is a terrible club, it is not what this community deserves. Anyone with a camera come to Pranna this weekend and you will see at least 50 Gerry’s and friends passing out, fighting, peeing in the streets, vomiting, and on and on. Nice try “selena” and “mallory” LOL I’ll bet that you are both the owner of this awful club that promotes kids to get so drunk that they fall on the street in broad daylight at 3pm.

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