The DL to Hold Community Meeting in Response to Public Outcry

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 at 10:07 am by
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The LES Dwellers caused quite a stir with their open letter to The DL, published here last week. We’ve fielded tons of correspondence (135 comments and counting) from both sides of the issue, supporters and detractors of the triplex club. Absent from much of the backlash, however, was the true bent of the NIMBY’s argument. It’s about the DL abiding by its stipulations. Or, rather, not at all.

To appease the polarized, the Dwellers and the DL have just scheduled a community meeting for Thursday evening at the venue under fire (95 Delancey, 8pm). Neighbors will have a chance to address quality-of-life concerns with the establishment and its track record of not obeying their own license.

Here is the point of the meeting from the standpoint of the Dwellers:

How do residents negotiate with an operator who is breaking the law and stipulations? The Community Board says we need to sit down and work out our differences. We say The DL should be required to abide by the law and agreed to stipulations.Thursday is an opportunity for residents to speak up, ask questions and make a difference. Join Us!

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Photo: LES Dwellers Association

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