8-Hour Rager Underscores Frat Scourge of Gotham Court in Hell Square

Posted on: July 31st, 2015 at 5:00 am by

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Gotham Court, Essex St. facade

The inmates have taken control and the babysitter Nurse Ratched is nowhere to be found.

The drunken frat compound that is Gotham Court certainly lived up to its reputation over the weekend. We’re hearing from folks in the vicinity that an apartment at 151 Essex Street held “one of the biggest deck parties of the year” on last Saturday night. It was an eight-hour rager that reportedly consisted of drum-banging on exhaust vents, throwing bottles off the balcony, blasting music, and tossing cigarette butts onto the patios below.

Numerous residents from the surrounding buildings attempted to muzzle the partiers, but were allegedly told to “shut the fuck up.” Probably heard the usual “this is New York City” response we’ve so often heard from neighborhood noobs.

That line underscores the entire situation at Gotham Court. Treating neighbors and the neighborhood with wanton disregard. Even endangering those unaware in the case of the aforementioned bottle-chucking.

The Gotham Court complex in Hell Square (152 Ludlow/149-151 Essex) recently changed hands for the second time in as many years. Four Winds Real Estate flipped the pair of conjoined buildings for $29.1 million, pocketing $10 million in profits on their initial investment. Hubb NYC is the new owner of record.

The necessary parties have been made aware of the situation, from Hubb NYC to the 7th Precinct and 311. From what we understand, though, ownership is taking this matter seriously, clamping down on the lawlessness. They’ve indicated that plans are being finalized “very soon” to resolve the situation. No word on what that means, but at least they’re listening.

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Proximity of Gotham Court balconies to neighbors

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