Photo: Jeff Mermelstein
“Family friendly residential development elbows out the rowdy venues.”
By Marc Ferris
“West Chelsea’s streets have long been the locus of New York club life when the sun goes down. The night crawlers’ neighborhood, though, has attracted plenty of new residential construction, setting the stage for a showdown between developers and the nightclub scene.
The developers are getting support from Community Board 4, the elected neighborhood body that has long been tired of the rowdy wee hours. And the police have taken steps to curb the chaos of drunken club-goers spilling out into the street, adding floodlights and erecting barricades to separate the street and the sidewalk. A clearly marked NYPD security camera hangs above West 27th Street just west of 10th Avenue.” [The Real Deal – Read More]