Beacon New York was home to a really neat Retro-Arcade/pinball museum. Until they decided to close it due to some noise complaints from the neighbors. Apparently they coupled those complaints with an archaic law which banned pinball arcades in the 1940s (cause the mob was using them to launder money).
Now I am not going to sit here and say that pinball is not noisy, but where is the compromise. Obviously the owner invested a huge amount of money in the place and he is just told to walk away? Could there be a compromise? No soundproofing would fix it?
I am sure there is more to the story than this, but it just irks me that these arcades, which are a source of revenue and frankly a nice place to go to when you: a) don’t want to go bankrupt at a movie, b) have kids that you want to keep out of places with Alcohol.