Neighbors win noise battle with Empire Hotel

July 13, 2011 5:17:13 AM PDT
Neighbors of the Empire Hotel, near Lincoln Center, are quietly celebrating a court victory over a noise complaint.

The trouble is over the elegant Manhattan hotel's rooftop bar, and loud music played there as late as 3 a.m.

Published reports say the co-op on West 62nd Street can now ask a judge to issue a temporary injunction against the Empire's bar if talks to soundproof the space fall through.