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Brooklyn bar to offer women a gender pay gap special

The Way Station in Prospect Heights is charging women 77 percent of their tab on Tuesday.
The Way Station via Yelp

Ladies, time to get yours.

In honor — or in spite of — the labor department statistic that a woman earns an average of 77 cents for every $1 a man earns, Brooklyn bar TheWay Station is cutting women a break for one night.

On July 7, the Dr. Who-themed bar in Prospect Heights will charge women 77 percent of their bar tab.

Bar owner Andy Heidel told Metro the evening is part off-beat event and social commentary.


"I have three sisters, half my customers are female and I feel it's an important issue. A really amazing dialogue has started," Heidel said.

"Twitter has been blowing up," Heidel continued. "There are some haters out there, saying that Obama's lying, but I get my numbers from the White House."

Heidel said he'd like to see other businesses pitch in to recognize the pay gap and show women they deserve better.

In a June 2013 report on the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, the White House said women still make about 77 cents to every dollar earned by a man, and that women continue to work in lower-wage sectors at higher numbers.

The Way Station is located at 683 Washington Ave. between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue.