Even though one LES bar has taken steps to eradicate terrible music from the premises, the fact is that most of the partying going on in then neighborhood has become a nuisance to the residents. So the Lower East Side Business Improvement District is trying to hire "off-duty cops" to walk around in uniform from Houston to Delancey streets on weekend nights. LES BID Executive Director Bob Zuckerman told the Post, "We think having a cop on the beat...would really help nightlife establishments be quieter and safer."
The neighborhood's Community Board 3 registers the most noise complaints to 311. However, the city's LES boozers aren't too keen on being asked to rein in the noise. "This is a noisy city," said Nicole Wasilewicz outside Pianos on Ludlow Street. "You come here to make some noise." Yes, the last time we heard the city was actually changing its motto to, "New York: The City Compromise Forgot."