Where Will The Laid-Off Gays Go Dance? Yet another club closing: Mr. Black—a New York gay institution—is to shut down for the second time. First it was for drugs, this time it's something about "non-payment of taxes," reports Michael Musto . The club was notable for being a democratic place where the A-gays and club kids would all drink and dance as one. It's not just Mr. Black: the Box and the Beatrice recently got yanked around by the State Liquor Authority, and Marquee's little shutdown was actually drug dealing problems disguised as a mysterious"water main break," says the Observer . “[Mr. Black] is so dark and anonymous," the New York Times once quoted a patron as saying. Dude, we're in a depression—can't you just leave us somewhere dark and anonymous?