Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Friday night's rooftop party at Icon Realty's 205 Avenue A
Back in June, we heard from some unhappy neighbors living near the newly renovated (and now taller) 205 Avenue A — a property billed as an "East Village frat house" in ads.
For several months, neighbors said that they've had to endure various DJ-fueled rooftop parties between East 12th Street and East 13th Street.
When landlord Icon Realty didn't respond to noise complaints, nearby neighbors took up the issue with the offices of Councilmember Rosie Mendez and State Sen. Brad Hoylman. The address was also a topic during June's Ninth Precinct Community Council meeting.
Any progress to note?
Yes, apparently the parties are as loud as ever, as this video that a neighbor who lives several building away shared.
Said the neighbor, "The DJ was up there with sound equipment. It wasn't a charge-at-the-door DJ party. One of the tenants is a DJ and brings his equipment up there sometimes."
The music kicked in around midnight. The neighbor shot the video at 2:05 a.m.
"Many people called 311 and the police showed up around 2:30," the neighbor said. "Not coincidentally the music ceased."
We heard that Lt. Hernandez from the 9th Precinct Community Affairs office has been in contact with Icon Reality about reworking rooftop and backyard use guidelines.
As the resident noted about Lt. Hernandez: "He's been very helpful, but as you can hear, it's still a work in progress."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Your 6-bedroom dream 'frat house' awaits you in the East Village
How's life by 326-328 E. Fourth St. these days?
Icon Realty's new Avenue A 'frat house' is attracting attention