Letter to State Liquor Authority: Do not allow the Pier A liquor license

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Pier A street viewApril 13, 2014- By Delia von Neuschatz

To: The New York State Liquor Authority

Dear (name redacted) :

I am a Battery Park City homeowner and resident writing to express my deep concern over the granting of a 7:00 AM – 4:00 AM liquor license by CB1 to the developers of the Pier A restaurant and bar complex.  

Battery Park City is a quiet residential neighborhood.  There are four large residential towers within a few hundred feet of Pier A. One of those buildings houses an elementary school (PS 276).  Amplifying the noise emanating from Pier A and the party boats that will routinely be docked there, are the tall French windows that open onto a large wrap-around terrace with outdoor seating. In short, a 4:00 AM liquor license will turn this venue into an indoor/outdoor nightclub.  There is no room and no tolerance for such an establishment in Battery Park City.

Neighboring restaurants such as Gigino’s and Inatteso (both within 100 – 300 feet of Pier A) close no later than 10:30 PM and 11:00 PM respectively. There is no reason, therefore, to place the wishes of the Pier’s developers ahead of the welfare of the community, and grant them a liquor license that extends past 10:30 or 11:00 PM.

Thank you,

Delia von Neuschatz

Batter Park City

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