There’s no question about it. Almost everyone we talked to in the neighborhood these past 2 weeks dislikes Earl’s for the current street noise, and for the current cigarette smoking of Earl’s customers, who stand outside the bar, puffing away, completely oblivious as their smoke and chatter are wafting up to and into the windows of the apartments above and around them.
If the potential expansion of Earl’s into the adjoining backyard is approved, your entire sense of wellbeing as well as your sleep will be even more disrupted by the noise, cigarette, food, and beer odors coming from the additional bar customers in the backyard. And more customers in the backyard means more of Earl’s customers hanging out in the front on Park Avenue, with even more chatter and smoke billowing into the windows of the apartments above.
Who knows, maybe Earl’s will soon have a velvet rope-line with a doorman and a bouncer…and a fancy ashtray / concrete plant potter…
Back to reality:
If you have a newborn or infant who needs regular rest, or if you have school-age children whose ability to concentrate on their studies after school will be disrupted by the noise in the backyard, and who will not be able to get a good, quiet, restful, full nights sleep from the noise and smells coming in their windows from the bar in the backyard, we need to hear from you.
If you or someone living with you is pregnant, or is being treated for high blood pressure, stress, or other ailments where a lack of regular, uninterrupted rest and peace and quiet could affect your or their health, we need to hear from you.
If you know a neighbor who fits the above description, PLEASE show them this page and please have them get in touch with us ASAP.
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 929-286-1913.
Don’t delay. The Community Board 11 meeting to approve or disapprove the expansion of this bar is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21.
We need to hear from you now, especially if you have children and/or health concerns.
We need your signatures on the online petitions and on the hard copy petitions.
And we need you to know if you can show up at the Community Board Meeting.
If you have specific quality of life and/or health issues that will be affected by this bar
expanding intruding into the shared air of our backyards, please contact us email@example.com or by phone at 929-286-1913.
Your 97-98 Lex & Park Neighbors.