Brooklyn Social Had To Hire A “Noise Bouncer” To Control Rowdy Patrons

Brooklyn Social Had To Hire A
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The city tries pretty hard to make NYC a more livable place. But sometimes, 311 just isn’t enough.

Despite taking soundproofing and other noise mitigating measures, Carroll Gardens’ Brooklyn Social is finally feeling the wrath of their neighbors’ discontent. The bar’s local community board, CB6, threatened to revoke Brooklyn Social’s liquor license if its owners didn’t do something about the excessive noise of its backyard customers.

Seeing as liquor licenses are worth their weight in gold, bar owners Matt Dawson and Tracy Meyer and CB6 had to come to an agreement: Community Board 6 agreed to renew Brooklyn Social’s liquor license if the owners hired or appointed an employee to keep watch over backyard patrons and control noise levels every Wednesday through Sunday. In addition to that, the backyard area must close at 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 11:30 p.m on Fridays and Saturdays. Finally, Dawson and Meyer must regularly report back to CB6 on their progress. Ouch.

“We feel we’re a beloved establishment by many people,” Dawson told DNAinfo. “Obviously not by everybody.”

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