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January 22, 2015

NY Residents Aren’t Thrilled about a Potential Noisemaker

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 7:01 am

noiseResidents living along New York City’s Wall Street have been up in arms over a proposal that would bring in revenue, but increase the noise level and traffic levels exponentially. The entertainment establishment Latitude 360 has announced plans to occupy the 101-year-old J.P. Morgan building located at 23 Wall Street. The building is a landmark and sits directly across from the site where George Washington was sworn in as the U.S.A.’s first President, but it has sat vacant since 2006.

Latitude 260 proposes creating a destination venue in the 100,000 square foot building that will include a movie theater, bowling alley, bar with dance floor, an arcade, a performance theater, a sports theater, and a cigar lounge.

Local residents around Wall Street have expressed disapproval over the plans for the historic building. While locals are concerned about the increased traffic around the area if Latitude 360 does indeed set up shop, the biggest issue that has been brought up is the noise.

The venue would accommodate 1,500 people and would stay open until 2 a.m. each day it is open for business. The spokesperson for the project assured residents that there would be extensive soundproofing applied to the building and there would not be music outside of the building, but residents are still concerned about people milling around outside and the added noise from increased traffic near the building. While the street near the building is closed to vehicles and any traffic would be dropping people off to walk down the sidewalk, there will still be a large amount of foot traffic and vehicle traffic nearby.

While the project is still in the planning stages and a lease for the building has not yet been signed, Latitude 360 has signed a letter of intent for the building and plans to apply for a liquor license from the city. If everything falls into place, the construction and renovations on the building would take about a year to complete before the establishment can open for business.

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