Community Opposition to Holiday Inn On-premise Roof-top License at 148 Delancey Street
The Petition of the following citizens of the State of New York residing in the City of New York in Community Board 3 oppose the expansion of additional on-premise license on the roof of the Holiday Inn (SC Delancey LLC), 148 Delancey Street. The plans to extend an on-premise license to the Holiday Inn rooftop is in an area that is already over-served with late-night bars, nightclubs, hotel lounges and restaurants. These numerous late-night drinking options have resulted in deleterious quality of life, unsafe living conditions, and traffic congestion and pollution for residents.
The rooftop is located on the corner of Delancey St and Suffolk Streets, two blocks from the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge. The proposed rooftop will adversely affect and further degrade quality of life as a result of the close proximity of this application to residential buildings and will bring additional traffic to and from the Williamsburg Bridge—a never-ending source of noise and vehicular congestion and pollution. The proposed site is the tallest building in the area, with a courtyard that connects to every building on the entire block, from the east side of Suffolk, to the south side of Rivington St. and the west side of Clinton Street. The way the buildings are linked in the area noise from the rooftop bar can affect thousands of residents directly. On one side, the Holiday Inn, physically touches the building of 98 Suffolk St, where seniors, co-op owners and families reside and their windows look out onto the Holiday Inn courtyard.
Many of the undersigned live in the buildings adjoined, next to, behind, or in close proximity where numerous apartments share windows and / or terraces with views at level or above the rooftop venue].