What Gotham Court is Doing to Tame the Fratty Beast

Posted on: August 10th, 2015 at 5:00 am by

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Gotham Court, Essex St. facade

The Gotham Court frat compound (152 Ludlow/149-151 Essex) has been a nuisance for years, but only now getting lots of attention. The frequent rooftop ragers, loud balcony parties, and overall wanton disregard for Hell Square neighbors are, frankly, par for the course. But with the recent sale of the complex to Hubb NYC this June for $29.1, fed-up folks have gained an ear. Sort of.

In response to the myriad complaints, Hubb NYC is apparently taking steps to rectify the situation. For instance, they’ve closed the roof deck on the Essex Street building, installed more security cameras, and identifying those tenants who are actively listing their apartments on Airbnb for possible legal action (transients often source of problems).

A rep from Hubb told one unhappy local within earshot that “We do not want our building to continue to create issues for the neighborhood.” However, when pushed about the frequency of rowdy partying in their property, the response was, “Changing human behavior takes time.”

An insinuation that problems will likely continue…

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