Studio B: Where The Fun Never Stops

May 5, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

My commenters are a very intelligent lot. Hence why I will open this post with a missive from addrobinson:

From everything I know about Studio B, other than the rooftop garden, none of this is new, the noise, the over capacity etc…. So what occurred recently that caused you to take such a strong stance against them?

Let’s imagine for a moment that I, a citizen, invited 140+ of my best friends to party on my rooftop (and I have a nice one, btw). Someone would call the cops and I’d be cited and/or thrown in jail.

In other words, it’s a matter of inequality. Studio B, despite having no permission to host events on their roof does so anyway. Nothing happens.

They have a Stop Work Order which they have not only seen fit to violate but have also removed from their front door. Once again, nothing happens.

Here is the garbage this establishment generates. Would you want to look at this 2-3 times a week? I didn’t think so. Will they get in trouble for this? Probably not.

At what point will the owners of this property, WS Delancey Realty LLC, be held accountable for their actions? Will it be today? They do, after all, have a hearing regarding their first (and undoubtedly not last) violation of their Certificate of Occupancy on this, Cinco de Mayo.

In closing here is a little footage I shot of this establishment yesterday afternoon. Note that the music they are playing is loud enough to be picked up by my dinky little digital camera from across the street.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Be Sure to check out my buddy 11222’s take on Studio B’s grand opening of their rooftop by clicking here.


5 Comments on Studio B: Where The Fun Never Stops

  1. addrobinson on Tue, 6th May 2008 10:57 am
  2. Same point made, but as usual you totally didn’t even address my comment. You just recycled your original point and didn’t even come close to addressing my comment. The trash, the noise, the people outside being loud late at night, the graffiti and broken glass. These problems have existed since they opened, and since you have lived in The Garden Spot longer than anyone on the internet, and anyone who reads the internet knows that! You must have been aware of this from the beginning, but like I said, why are you only climbing on your high horse now, I don’t know, but I bet it has nothing to do with Gothamist linking to you on this subject. I would like to think that you would address my point this time. But since I have been reading(and often enjoying) your blog for a while now, I know that when you can’t back something up you just skirt the issue and repeat yourself. And as for your hypothetical situation

    “Let’s imagine for a moment that I, a citizen, invited 140+ of my best friends to party on my rooftop (and I have a nice one, btw). Someone would call the cops and I’d be cited and/or thrown in jail.”

    If you ever actually went to a rooftop party that was broken up, you would know that what you wrote isn’t the case. I have been to many rooftop parties that have been broken up by the cops, 9 times out of 10 the cops just tell everyone to go home, and that is all. I have never seen anyone ‘thrown in jail” and frankly I have never even seen anyone cited, not that it doesn’t happen. But your grim take on the situation, is what you would like to happen, not what happens. I also find it your little sarcastic jab at my intelligence very funny. Nothing like insulting anyone whose opinion differs from your own!

  3. missheather on Tue, 6th May 2008 11:17 am
  4. For the record, addrobinson: I was NOT being sarcastic about your intelligence. I do not mind if your opinion differs to mine and would not insult someone because of something like that.

    You brought up a good point, hence why I wanted to open my post with your question. Simple as that. No sarcasm and and insults intended.

  5. eric the beehivehairdresser on Tue, 6th May 2008 12:11 pm
  6. If they’re in violation of cabaret laws, those fines will add up big and fast…

  7. addrobinson on Tue, 6th May 2008 4:36 pm
  8. My bad, I guess I took your post the wrong way, no worries though, and like I said before, I enjoy reading your blog and discussing of the goings on in our neighborhood.

  9. fwilson on Wed, 7th May 2008 3:10 pm
  10. older hipsters pissed off at younger hipsters they dont understand.

    This is great, Only in Williamsburg/GP!

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