NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The latest commotion of loud music at Hudson Park’s Tiki Bar has greatly disturbed New Rochelle residents like Kristin Harkin, who try to enjoy quiet evenings at their waterfront homes.
Harkin had never had a problem raising her 20-month-old son, nor heard about noise violations from beach bars at her old home near Playland Amusement Park. But she recently moved to Echo Bay Drive, which sits across the water from the Hudson Park Tiki Bar.
“I really am encouraging each and every one of you to take a step back and think about what it’s like to raise a child in an environment like this,” she said at a public comment session held by the New Rochelle City Council this month.
Residents took the opportunity to voice concerns about noise that came from the Tiki Bar in the city park.
The bar is supposed to turn off its music at 9 p.m. Harkin said that has not been happening until 11 p.m.
Paula Celemin is another New Rochelle resident unhappy with the racket.
“It’s very difficult to enjoy a family outing in the backyard,” she said.
City Manager Charles Strome said the bar is supposed to stop playing music at 9 p.m.
Strome also said he was willing to work with the bar and residents to resolve the issue, while also closely monitoring to make sure it is handled properly.
“I’m happy to meet with residents,” Strome said.
Residents may call Strome's office at 914-654-2140.