VAPING: Popularity and consequences.

      In recent years the vape, a kind of electronic “cigar”, has gained a lot of popularity and its sales have skyrocketed worldwide, with a great demand for both the vape and the various flavors with which you can use it. The main problem with this is that younger and younger users are becoming addicted to it without full understanding the consequences.

It seems that we all have addictions. Which ones are worse than others? Some people say ‘Well, you have to die from something so let me die happy!’  Perhaps they are right. It is all subject to perspective/perception. It just might be wise to choose habits that will make you feel better and get healthier. Anytime you have a habit, good or bad, and you want to remove the habit, you need to find a different habit to take its place.

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Area 516 Nightclub shares dangers of vaping

Many people that go to New York City nightclubs and Long Island nightclubs love to vape. Perhaps when they see other people doing it, it seems like the thing to do. Imagine going into a nightclub and seeing your friends vaping either inside the nightclub or outside. You don’t want to seem like the oddball if they offer you a puff, right? It can be hard, but not impossible to say no.

When you go out, you just want to have a great time, right? Of course! But, consider some things before you take those puffs.

Bringing it to this point of popularity is the widespread belief that steam is less harmful than cigarettes. Whenever you rely on information from the advertisers, you always have to keep your guards up and be careful what you believe. Clever marketers and manufactures are always trying to come up with ways to get you to buy their products. Many buyers rely on those advertisements that claim the safety.

While the World Health Organization (WHO) states that cigarette smoking has declined, e-cigarettes and the non-combustion tobacco industry is growing rapidly around the earth. A trend that is good for those in the business of vaping but the long term consequences of the users might be a concern.

The very popular consulting firm “Ernst & Young” conducted an international survey where they asked the users of the vape why they started and continued to use it. The answer was relatively simple: “It is less harmful than traditional tobacco and helps you quit smoking.” Almost 50 percent said they use this device to try to unhook from the addiction of tobacco.

Most vaper manufacturers rely on this argument to add popularity to their product. Although countries such as the United States and Japan are among the main consumers of the vaper, in Europe most of the consuming countries are located, where it is always pointed out that the vaper is a less harmful alternative than the cigar.

In addition to this, users have also talked about how the vaper helps control anxiety, and given the high availability of flavors with which it can be used, it is a more entertaining alternative to traditional tobacco, they yield more, and therefore They are more economically profitable than a cigar.

At Area 516 Nightclub, we worry about our clients and not just them, but young adults all over the country. We understand that it is very easy to start using anything that is glamorized by society and do not mean to tell you what to do. There are consequences to anything we do in life, we get it. Just try to limit those choices that you might live to regret later on in life.

We have seen people stand outside of Area 516 Nightclub and vape away. Sometimes they come out every 10 minutes, even when it is freezing cold outside. One young man about 22, said that he just couldn’t help himself and could not stop. Imagine being locked into this habit for the rest of your life and some of the consequences that ultimately are inevitable. It just may not be worth it.

As with anything, you are free to do whatever you want as you have your own free will. Do your best to make the wisest choices. Your Uncle Louie and Area 516 Nightclub care about you and want you to live a long healthy life filled with great memories and clean lungs!

Enough of this serious stuff! If you are in the area, stop in on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night to Area 516 Nightclub in Hempstead, NY.

Check the website for any updates or changes. See you soon!

Can you protect yourself against date rape or being taken advantage of?

Area 516 Nightclub and ‘Uncle Louie’ care about everyone that wants to come out to have a good time at Area 516 Nightclub. We have a few questions and advice for some of our patrons. It is not meant to attack anyone or ruin anyone’s fun! We just want everyone to be in a safe environment and wake up the next day with no regrets!

First of all, at Area 516 Nightclub, we do not allow underage drinking. Patrons are checked at the door for their ID and we check for weapons or anyone trying to bring in illegal contraband or alcohol. Our security is top notch and care about your safety as well.

Now for the questions and our post:

Is it okay to have sex with someone you just met in a Long Island nightclub, that is so intoxicated that they don’t even fully know what they’re doing?


For that matter, even if you know the person for a long time and go out on a date with them and they get you so drunk that you don’t even know where you are and you pass out, is that justification for him to pull your clothes off and have sex with you?


Be careful when going to New York nightclubs
Nightclub date rape?


Sadly, this is many guys’ dream that goes to a nightclub. He wants to get ‘lucky’. This usually means finding a young woman that for whatever reason, wants to get drunk and becomes promiscuous. Nothing against you guys that visit Area 516 Nightclub and we know that this is not every one of you, but we know that this happens. You also don’t want to get in trouble when the young lady says yes the night before and then in the morning has regrets or doesn’t remember what happened.


Many times, girls or women just want to go to a club and have a good time. Dance, laugh and of course, drink. Some just broke up with their partners and are vulnerable. The girlfriend say “come on, it will be fun!” Perhaps, it is a special birthday. For the most part, they are not looking for a one-night stand. Of course, there are exceptions to everything.


Many times, the friends will look out for their girlfriends and try to protect them from predators. However, sometimes they fall through the cracks. Guys will take advantage in wait for the girlfriend to go to the bathroom and the next thing that you know, the slick talking guy has the girlfriend in the car for a make out session. Sometimes it’s more than just kissing and bodily fluids are exchanged. Besides pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases do exist! Always use protection if you are going to have consensual sex.


Of course, this sounds all obvious, but sometimes we just do not think straight and are naïve to certain things. Boys and men are natural hunters for the most part. Plain and simple. Times are changing, yes, and there are some ladies that are just as aggressive as guys. Usually, when ladies go to a nightclub, they are not expecting to get date raped or have sex with someone the first chance they get.



  • Always stay with your girlfriends in close proximity.
  • Do not accept drinks from strangers.
  • Do not drink to the point where you’re intoxicated and are not in full control of yourself.
  • Keep your phone fully charged before you leave home.
  • Have a tracking device on your phone so that someone you trust can track you if needed.
  • Always keep your eyes on your drinks.
  • Don’t accept free rides from people you do not know.
  • If you are in the mood or willing to have sex with someone, bring protection!
  • Realized that guys are not there to make friends. For most of them, it’s all about the numbers and bragging rights.


Be safe when you go to any nightclub. There are always going to be predators, it is just the world that we live in and the way that guys are brought up, their biology or instincts. Whatever the case may be, you never want to wake up in a strange bed the next morning and have no clue what happened the night before.

Guys, we care about you also and don’t want to seem like we are attacking you or even accusing you. Just be safe also and if you notice one of your buddies is drunk and not himself, keep your eye out so he doesn’t make bad decisions. Area 516 Nightclub cares about what happens in and out of our nightclub.





Dangers of Clubbing

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Now, why in the world would this be the first thing that I blog about you ask??? Well, it is just a reality that there are dangers all over the place and a nightclub is no different. At Area 516 Nightclub, we try to keep your environment as safe as possible but we do not want to infringe on your entertainment. Who wants to have a security person hawking them down all night while they are trying to have fun? So, it is like the old ‘Catch 22’ analogy. If we at Area 516 Nightclub just leave everyone alone and go crazy, some would be happy, that is true. However, others will take it as meaning a ‘free for all’ or ‘anything goes’, and that is not the environment that is good for anyone. When there is no accountability, people in general tend to do things they would not normally do. As for the actual dangers of clubbing; the obvious ones are the occasional dancing and bumping into someone walking by with a drink. AHHHH!!!!! It happened to me several times when I used to go clubbing and it is frustrating to say the least. You just spent $5.00, $7.00 $10.00!!! on a drink and some person just knocked half of it on the ground. What do you do? Think rationally. It was not like the person smacked it out of your hand. To be fair, they were dancing and in a tight environment and you were walking right behind them. Area 516 Nightclub has a nice amount of space, but any nightclub can get crowded. You always want to be extra careful when escorting your drink back to your area. Another thing you can do if it happened right by the bar and the bartender knows you just left there or happened to see what happened, is to see if they can give you another one. No matter what happens, keep your cool. It is not worth getting thrown out or banned from the club. The ‘Ex’ scenario. You go to Area 516 Nightclub and are having a great time, but then you see your ex girlfriend or boyfriend and they are dancing with your best friend! What’s a guy or girl to do? Same thing, what can you really do? You love coming to Area 516 Nightclub but now this is happening! First of all, the person is your EX for a reason. Second, they are not a piece of property. It didn’t work out so just move on. One of the biggest problems we all face in life is living in the past. Why? Does it really matter? It is just something we end up accepting after awhile. Let it go! There are over 7 billion people on this planet, so we all have many to choose from. You’re in Area 516 Nightclub and someone comes up and tries to dance with your girlfriend/boyfriend. Umm, you are in a club! What do you expect to happen? People know that it is mostly single people that go there looking to have a good time and possibly meet someone that they can hook up with, whatever that might mean to you. Mostly singles looking to mingle, as the old expression goes. You really can’t get mad if you go there with your partner and someone thinks that they are available or someone is drunk and flirts with them. However, once you let them know that you are together, then the person should respect and not to continue their efforts. If it becomes a problem, you can always walk over to security at Area 516 Nightclub and inform them of what is going on, before it becomes an issue. Drinking too much. You could ask the question; why would anybody want to be so intoxicated that they can’t even enjoy themselves or they get sick afterwards? At Area 516 Nightclub, we know and you know that this obviously just leads to problems.  You’re of age and you want to drink, go right ahead! Just know your limits. If you know you’re going to drink more than one or two, make sure you don’t drive! Call an Uber or have a designated driver. If you’re angry, don’t go to a club! Listen, we all go through stress and have problems. This is just a reality of living in this world. If you happen to have a really bad day or happen to be in a mood that is not the most pleasant to be around, then you might just want to stay home and catch Area 516 Nightclub on another night. At Area 516 Nightclub, we understand that you come out to have a good time and should not have to deal with any unnecessary dangers or nuances. We want you to be as safe as possible, while having  a great time. We can only do so much and need your help to make this one of the best nightclubs in Hempstead and even Long Island. Keep coming back to for any future events or changes. We try to keep this website updated for your convenience. See you at the club!