Pianos Instates Noise Control Program Due to Heightened Pressure from Hell Square Residents

Posted on: June 22nd, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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Pianos on Ludlow Street is one of the busiest nightlife venues in Hell Square. A favorite of college kids, recent grads, and B&T alike, its queues almost always snake out of control during peak weekends hours. Usually a shitshow.

The forum for complaint is oftentimes the 7th Precinct Community Council, but resolution is mostly out of reach (and sometimes stifled). Hence, the recent media-friendly campaign orchestrated by LES Dwellers block association to unseat its longtime president, Don West, from the post. You might say this full court press is finally starting to show some results. Would be nice if a tipping point were at hand…

In response to the outspoken, united front at the assembly earlier this month, Pianos is taking unilateral measures to ensure late-night overcrowding and noise are in check outside its establishment. Makes sense that the bi-level bar would be first; one of the co-owners is on the Community Council, so, you know, draw your own conclusions.

“Pianos has instated a new program to address noise from 4:00 am to 4:30 am,” West noted in an email.

As part of the new plan, Pianos will have two licensed security guards patrolling the sidewalk, wearing clearly visible yellow “Security” jackets. Their function is to keep the noise levels to a minimum at the doorstep. However impossible that task may be. West went on to say that “They will remain outside [Pianos] until 4:30 am and work within their legal limitations to maintain peace and quiet for the residents of the surrounding area.”

We’ll see how this plays out on the ground.

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