Now Here's Hoping The Park Hyatt New York Gets a Liquor License
Just last week, we got overly excited about the opening date for the Park Hyatt New York (according to the website it's August 28th; according to hotel insiders, it's sometime earlier in the summer.) But then a reader tipped us off to this report from DNAInfo.com which said the hotel had been denied a liquor license from the community board. Oh sh*t.
Neighbors who live behind the building sent their recommendation to the State Liquor Authority to not approve a liquor license for their hotel because they are worried a second-floor terrace will host loud outdoor parties "that would echo through their rear courtyard." They're also pretty fed up with all the 24-hour construction drama that One57 has caused in the past few years and so this might be a little way to exact some revenge for all the nuisance the building has already caused.
Interestingly, the terrace is attached to an executive board room (you can read the info here.) and has a capacity for only 18-people but the hotel still intends to use it for meetings, catering and private parties. Eighteen people is pretty small but the neighbors say that even the "regular conversation of workers — is amplified through the courtyard all the way up to their building's top floor."
While the concern of the neighbors is very real, this is the Park Hyatt we're talking about. They will get this liquor license approved, they might have to close off that terrace but they'll get 'er done.
Indeed the hotel is set to show up at the next State Liquor Authority meeting to show that having a liquor license is in the public's best interest. To be continued...