"It is quite sad that a small group of disgruntled people are determined to destroy the Seaside Summer Concert Series that has entertained hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites and New York City residents for over 30 years, " he said in statement on Thursday."
The Seaside Summer Concert Series have been in Asser Levy Park since 1991, but not this summer. As first reported on NY1, the city dropped the park as a venue this year, to help settle a lawsuit by nearby residents about the noise.
Their lawyer, Norman Siegel, said Thursday that that is not enough.
"The question then becomes what about 2012, 2013?" said Siegel.
Lawyers from both sides met Thursday to work out the details.
Plaintiffs do not want the park used for any event with amplified sound because two synagogues are less than 500 feet away, which violates city noise code. They also want to be reimbursed for money spent trying to prove their case.
"We had to hire an expert who would go to the concerts and would measure the decibel level of the noise and then compare it to the law," said Siegel.
The concert series is the brainchild of Borough President Marty Markowitz, who along with the city, was named in the lawsuit.
On Thursday his office issued a statement that said, "It is quite sad that a small group of disgruntled people are determined to destroy the Seaside Summer Concert Series that has entertained hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites and New York City residents for over 30 years."
Lawyers for the group disagreed.
"This lawsuit was not an anti-concert lawsuit. This lawsuit is about where these concerts take place," said plantiffs' lawyer Herbert Teitelbaum.
The issue should be resolved by the end of the month. Both sides are due back in court on April 26.
Markowitz vows the shows will go on somewhere else, but still in Coney Island.