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Nameless bar leaves us sleepless, Greenpoint says • Brooklyn Paper

Nameless bar leaves us sleepless, Greenpoint says

Noisy bar-goers went from a nuisance to a danger after a patron at a nameless Manhattan Avenue watering hole hurled a bottle at a neighboring apartment building, Greenpoint residents claim.

North Brooklynites who live near the so-called No Name Bar say the alleged June 16 bottle-tossing incident — which resulted in a shattered a window at a Lorimer Street residence — is just the latest in their long list of complaints about the bar.

“God forbid the bottle came through my window and hit my grandson,” said neighbor Donna Rhodes.

“Before the bar opened up, it was quiet over here, now there’s nothing but noise.”

Bar general manager Tim — who fittingly declined to give his last name — acknowledged that the bar, which opened in 2010 and boasts a rustic wooden interior as well as outdoor seating and backyard log gazebo, often gets noise complaints.

But he says neighbors need to toughen up.

“People are getting a little too soft,” he said. “Did I move here because I would live on a nice quiet street with a picket fence? No, I moved here because it’s the city.”

Tim says the bar handles noise complaints accordingly, but usually does not pay attention to who or what is causing any disturbance until police arrive.

He says he always cooperates with officers when asked to keep it down, but claims neighbors have made no effort to discuss their problems with bar staff.

That’s because No Name Bar has no listed phone number, according to Zofia Zebzda, who owns the Lorimer Street building that was hit with the bottle.

“I don’t talk to [the bar’s] owners, I don’t have the number, so I call police,” said Zebzda, who called cops in an attempt to file a police report for the smashed window.

A spokesperson for Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct said no charges were filed in the June 16 incident because the tenant whose window was broken was not home when police arrived.

Residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg have been fighting an ongoing battle against bars and restaurants over late-night noise — with Community Board 1 going so far as to consider a moratorium on liquor licenses in North Brooklyn last year.

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