East Village Residents Not Thrilled About Their Mogul Neighbor

May 26, 2015 | Liam Mathews

Paper magnate, art collector and magazine publisher Peter Brant owns a landmarked building on East 6th Street in the East Village. He paid $27 million for it last year, and says he plans to use it as a gallery for his art collection. But his neighbors worry that a planned rooftop terrace, for which construction has already been approved by the Landmarks Preservation Committee, means that there will be raucous, disruptive parties on the roof that will bring more chaos to the already noisy neighborhood, DNAinfo reports. He had parties in March that clogged sidewalks and parking spaces and generated a lot of noise.

A gallery showing of Brant’s extensive contemporary art collection would be cool if it was open to the public, but as the plans currently stand it will be by appointment.

“If he’s already in our community and he’s already caused chaos, he should really give something back to our community,” 6th Street resident Anna Sawaryn told DNAinfo.

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