A few weeks ago we had coverage of a contentious community meeting, in which residents lit into managers of the Thompson LES Hotel for their failure to control late night noise and unruly crowds. New York Magazine has now checked in with Thompson LES owner Jason Pomeranc.
He expressed confidence that the neighborhood would get used to the hotel, and downplayed the complaints, “I think that’s a broad characterization to say that the neighborhood is upset about it… it is a minority element, I believe, that has been negative about it. Part of the process is to ingratiate the neighborhood and realize that the hotel, the pool, the restaurant, the bar are actually an asset and do make for a better, safer, cleaner neighborhood that creates more
jobs and creates more energy and ultimately has a positive ripple effect for residents, for merchants, for everyone around it.”
He told NYM the hotel takes the complaints from neighbors seriously, and will work to alleviate their concerns. Another community meeting is scheduled in early July.