West 17th Street, via DNA Info
The Warehouse Sale marked the end of the Barneys Co-Op in Chelsea and the neighbors just can't sleep. Not because they are distraught at the thought of where they will conveniently purchase contemporary wears in their neighborhood, but because the demolition is so loud it's rattling their windows.
On-site trash compactors eating up steel beams are apparently not ideal guests on West 17th Street. Residents are reporting noise that starts at 7:30am and lasts through midnight. The developer actually has a permit to work until midnight on weekdays—really depressing that that's a thing—but property manager Bob Manno says they have only been working until 5pm. "We shut down at 5 o'clock, so it's not us, it's not happening unless it's the demolition fairies. I'm in a union building. You think I'm going to pay overtime to union employees?"
· Former Barneys Warehouse Demolition Spews Noise and Dust [DNA Info]
· Barneys Confirms Chelsea Closing and a Possible New Flagship [Racked NY]