New York | Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Andre Balazs is nearly set to proceed with renovations to the Standard East Village (f.k.a. the Cooper Square Hotel) after the local community board approved his proposals at a meeting the other night. The hotelier (The Standard, The Mercer) quietly took over the Bowery property last fall and, as usual, volume levels were the main concern of neighbors. Following long negotiations, Balazs and Community Board 3 reached an agreement stipulating that the hotel’s second-floor terrace, to be remodeled and expanded for the summer season, emit “undetectable” noise levels rather than the “un-disturbing” decibel levels sought by Balazs. How the compromise shapes the hotel’s role as a nightlife destination–its Meatpacking District sister hotel includes two of the tougher doors in town–should become clear over the crucial summer months.
[Source: Local East Village]