In the News: Noisy Speakeasy Annoys Its Neighbors

••• “New Tribeca restaurant Church Street Tavern and its exclusive, underground speakeasy Bandit’s Roost are crowding in more scenesters than are allowed, according to a recently issued violation from the Department of Buildings. That’s no surprise to residents of the speakeasy’s five-story loft building, who’ve been infuriated by the thumping music and crowds from the hotspot since it opened.” It’s along that strip that Community Board 1 regularly grants 4 a.m. liquor licenses; we’ll see what happens when Church Street Tavern goes before CB1 in November…. —DNAinfo

••• The Smyth will unveil its new lobby next week, when its Little Park restaurant opens: “To more purposefully anchor the hotel to its neighborhood, the [designers] made a point of shopping at nearby retailers such as Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Company, Urban Archeology, R 20th Century [now known as R & Company] and Trans-Luxe.” T Magazine has a few pix of the lobby and restaurant.

••• The annual Canstruction at Brookfield Place is Nov. 6-22 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and you can donate canned goods there. —Broadsheet

••• No more taking the boat to the Rockaways: “The ferry that served commuters after Hurricane Sandy knocked out A train service is sailing off into the sunset Friday, despite a major push from local civic groups to keep it going.” —DNAinfo