The crowd might not be quite as massive as the one pictured here (photo location unknown) — but the Deadmau5 concert New Year’s Eve at Pier 36 is shaping up to be a pretty big happening. Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) is a Canadian dance/house/electro artist who’s been packing in huge crowds at concert venues around the world.
Pier 36 is the future home of Basketball City, the privately-run recreation center still under construction at Pier 36, located at the end of Montgomery Street. Here’s what Joonbug, an event co-sponsor, has to say about the venue:
Ever wanted to play, dance, and rage on 13 million dollars? Thanks to the newly renovated entertainment complex at Pier 36 you can. The immense 65,000 square-foot facility has already proven itself to be the entertainment center par excellence for New Yorkers and tourists alike. It is Manhattan’s newest playground that caters to any type of function and its producer. It boasts a sleek, modern canvas that is transformational responding to the creativity and artistry of each and any event. Whether it is showcasing fashion, music, dance or entertainment, all galas and affairs are executed with a mind-blowing platform. When not hosting high voltage events, the space will manifest its courts located on a single floor accommodating basketball, volleyball, badminton, dodgeball and indoor soccer. Whether it be to party, play or perform, Pier 36 is blazing a trail that will long be known as a New York City landmark for all.
Last week, Community Board 3 member Valentina Jones told other board members she is concerned about noise and crowd control at the pier on New Year’s Eve. Jones, who also sits on the board of Gouverneur Gardens (the apartment complex across from Pier 36), said she planned to discuss her concerns with Basketball City. It’s possible the matter will come up on December 8th, when CB3’s Parks Committee is scheduled to discuss several Basketball City-related items.