New Fedora Restaurant 239 West 4th St NY NY 10014
We the undersigned are delighted that a first rate restaurateur has been selected to continue the Fedora name at 239 West Fourth Street; however, we are diametrically opposed to Gabe Stulman’s plan to extend the hours of operation of this establishment from a quiet neighborhood restaurant to “an elegant Supper CLUB” open seven days a week until 4AM or even 2AM. This is a primarily a residential area and the addition of any kind of CLUB will subtract dramatically from the quality of life of all neighbors.This is especially true of a CLUB located in a mid-block location on a very narrow street with a sidewalk only wide enough for passersby to walk single file. Moreover, given the already too high density of current liquor licenses (27 in a 500 foot radius), we’re requesting the hours of the new Fedora conform with neighboring restaurants, closing at midnight during the week and 1AM on Friday and Saturday evenings. We are also requesting a stipulation that the rear garden of 239 West 4th Street, which faces the interior courtyards of landmarked buildings from West 10th, West 4th and Charles Street, not be used now or in the future either for customers or employees on a break. In addition, if any licensee adds venting, exhaust and/or air conditioning systems, all new units must conform to state, local and federal noise and pollution standards.