Residents of Kings Cross, Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Woolloomooloo
The following letter by 2011RA member Carole Ferrier was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday March 15th
Daniel Blackman of Room 10 needs reminding that his cafe sits under a large block of residential units with bedroom windows opening onto Llankelly Place, similar to Challis Avenue’s cafes and indeed much of the Potts Point/Darlinghurst area (‘‘Complaints leave a bitter taste in alfresco feud’’, March 12). Why should bar and cafe operators be able to use the public footpaths at night for their own profit, while disrupting residential amenity? Some patrons leave quietly, but most don’t as they shout farewells and carry on conversations under bedroom windows. Do Blackman or the owner of the Sardine Room live above a cafe/restaurant that was once a shop that closed at 5.30pm? People in New York and Paris respect the areas they visit, but unfortunately it seems Sydneysiders don’t.