2011 Residents' Association

Residents of Kings Cross, Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Woolloomooloo

– Residents vs cafes: letter to SMH

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.

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