Jane Hotel’s Neighbors Hate All the Racket, Can’t Do Much to Stop It

The Jane Ballroom.
The Jane Ballroom. Photo: Courtesy of Jane Ballroom

At last night’s meeting of CB2’s SLA committee, NIMBY neighbors turned out in force to oppose the Jane’s application to renew its liquor license. There was lots of talk of noise and general disturbance related to the hot spot (one person called it “a nightmare on Jane Street”), and people seemed particularly irked by the Jane’s member’s-only rooftop bar on the sixth floor as well as its future plans for an adjacent space facing the Hudson River. “I don’t trust you, and I don’t trust your plans,” said one neighbor in attendance, whose comment was met with applause. But the hotel’s attorney, Warren B. Pesetsky, told Grub that there’s nothing the community board can do to stop the license-renewal app since there had been no violations at the venue in the last few years. The operators, he said, were required to inform CB2 when their license was up for renewal, adding,”They want to be good neighbors, but all this is just part of the show.”