LES Dwellers and Frustrated Residents Target Scourge of Gotham Court with Open Letter Campaign

Posted on: October 14th, 2015 at 9:28 am by
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That’s it, the gloves are off.

It appears that the LES Dwellers Association is coordinating a “Community Awareness Campaign” to shame the rowdy residents of Gotham Court. Indeed, the block association and affected tenants (both within and without) are behind a new flyer initiative in Hell Square that highlights the ongoing issues in the frat complex. The handbills pasted to open surfaces call out the excessive behavior recently chronicled here, including “the house parties, the screaming, the blasting music, the strobing lights, and the fires you’ve started.”

On the second front, there’s also an accompanying “open letter” that some frustrated residents penned as a response to the ongoing shitshow. A tipster in the building notified us yesterday evening that these handouts were distributed to every apartment in the frat complex. And to further illustrate the point, emphasis was placed on the gag-worthy sighting of human urine and feces in the fifth-floor stairwell.

The full letter is appended below…

October 13th, 2015

Dear Residents and Guests of 152 Ludlow and 149-151 Essex (Gotham Court):

For far too long your all-day and all-night house parties, your screaming, your blasting music, your pulsating strobe lights on the rooftop, in the courtyard, on your terraces, and in your apartments– and not to mention the fires you have started– have been destroying the quality of life (and endangering public safety) of the hundreds of neighbors that surround your building.

This is not news to you, but has apparently been of no concern.

We have a right to enjoy our lives without your selfish and disrespectful behavior infringing on that right. We are elderly, we are families with children, we are students, we are working professionals who have schedules and responsibilities seemingly very different from yours. Your selfish choices are depriving us all – including young children and seniors – of our need and right to enjoy our homes during the day and sleep at night.

We are your neighbors who want and have a right to enjoy our lives without you in them.

What you do with your own lives in your own apartments is your business. However, when your behavior disrupts our lives and comes into our homes, it becomes our business.

Your behavior has no place here and it needs to stop immediately.

If you continue to be an inconsiderate neighbor, we will document your behavior on-camera. We will notify your building management, HUBB NYC. We will call the NYPD 7th Precinct. In fact, your building management company requested we call the police each and every time you act badly, illegally and put our safety in jeopardy.

And if we are all lucky, your selfish and disrespectful behavior will finally get you evicted.

The LES Dwellers organization is now advocating for us. They will help us with social media, the press  and outreach to the appropriate government agencies.

So in short, keep your parties out of our lives and we’ll happily stay out of yours.

Sincerely,
All of the Many Beleaguered and Frustrated Residents that Surround Gotham Court

As we’ve been reporting for months, the situation inside Gotham Court is a near free-for-all. The frequent rooftop ragers, loud balcony parties, and overall wanton disregard for Hell Square neighbors are, frankly, par for the course. These actions existed long before Hubb NYC purchased the property last spring for $29.1 million, and now it’s trying to “change human behavior” of its tenants. For instance, we are told that management already resolved a problem with tenants on the second floor and closed the roof deck (yet, there is construction afoot to replace the non-fire-grade material).

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Gotham Court, Essex St. facade

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