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When tragedy strikes, event planners are faced with a wrenching decision

The 7,000-square-foot event space at the Revere Hotel should have dripped with Bacchanalian decadence last Saturday night. A massive party, planned by bigger-than-life New York night life magnate Susanne Bartsch, called for a room of rotating disco balls, DJs, glittering drag queens, and dramatic red lighting.

Instead, the space sat empty and dark.

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