Pianos Introduces Coat Check as Part of its Gargantuan Shed on Ludlow Street

Posted on: January 11th, 2022 at 5:02 am by

Pianos is upping its sidewalk hogging game with the introduction of a dedicated coat check section.

Indeed, within the last few days, the party venue introduced the mandatory locker for its customers, along with accordion security gates. The additions further diversify an outdoor annex that is essentially another indoor space. And on a large footprint.

Not to mention, the dining shed, initially erected last July, is allegedly in non-compliance with city regulations. The Department of Transportation determined as much last week.

Neighbors filed a complaint in December, noting that the structure allegedly violates stipulations to run these sheds – it is fully enclosed and appears to be taller than one-story. Not to mention, it obstructs sight-lines for cars, bikes, and pedestrians.

The Department of Transportation agreed. Per the 311 ticket, Pianos had 24 hours from January 6 to “come into compliance.” That deadline passed, and apparently nothing happened.

Meanwhile, some neighbors are fed up with the decades-old establishment.

“Pianos has been allowed to do what they will without consequence,” one reader tells us. “We deal nightly with their bass and NYPD continue to claim they are powerless to do anything about it. Two weeks ago my exasperated wife confronted an officer standing not 30 feet away from the booming, impossible to ignore noise at 1 am and was told — I’m not joking — to contact the Better Business Bureau.”

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