Naturally, "Stuy Town moms" (as they are identified in the article) are trying to convince CWCapital to bring the ice rink back next year.
I have no dog in the fight, as I don't live around the rink and am not subjected to the noise coming from it, but I have noted on weekend mornings when I do pass by, that it can be noisy and a certain cause of frustration to residents who live nearby and may be wanting to get some extra shut-eye or simple peace and quiet on Saturday or Sunday.
Things seem not to be going well for the "Oval Essentials," either. Because of the devastation along the FDR side of Stuy Town from Sandy, all "Essentials" have been converted to serve as offices for management and security. Even Oval Cafe has been closed for months. (No great loss.)
There has been an obvious strain on resources here, as evidenced by the symbol of the Oval Christmas tree still hanging with Christmas lighting as we enter the last week of February.