71 Pineapple Liquor License Meeting Postponed

The new lounge/backyard garden planned for 71 Pineapple Street has postponed its liquor license application until next month’s community board meeting. The owners will make their case on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. during CB2’s Health, Environment and Social Services Committee meeting at Brooklyn Hospital.

BHB contributor Miriam said the postponement was requested by the applicant’s attorney. Thoughts about the proposed lounge can be sent to CB2 at any time and will be considered even if you can’t make the meeting. You can contact CB2 District Manager Robert Perris:

Brooklyn Community Board 2
350 Jay Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.596.5410
Fax: 718.852.1461
Email: cb2k@nyc.rr.com

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  • Andrew Porter

    I wonder if residents of the building will be enthusiastic about having a bar in the place. Ditto for the residents of the new building going up next door. I presume the market is students who now live in the St. George dorms.

    Hey, maybe we can get the same amount of outdoor noise and cigarette smoke that people in the LES now enjoy from establishments in their area. Check out posts on to see what I’m talking about.

  • Andrew Porter

    posts on CURBED that is…

  • Curmudgeon

    You are worried, Mr Porter. I seem to remember there were a number of bars/restaurants in that very location over the past few decades. Were there problems with them that make you anticipate problems anew?

  • Mtierney


    I can tell you about what has been in that space since 1990:

    El Palenque Mexican Restaurant (I believe it closed by around 1993 or 1994)

    Whatever: (opened 1997, closed 1998)

    Anyone out there remember Whatever? Please share your experiences.

  • Curmudgeon

    Before the Mexican place there was a bar called “71”. I believe it closed in the mid 80’s.

    I had heard that “Whatever” was a front, but I myself never saw anything odd going on there. It just always seemed empty.

  • Andrew Porter

    Whatever closed abruptly after a giant fight inside the place that ended with someone thrown through the front plate glass window.

  • Mickey

    Sounds like a scene from F-Troop.

    Whatever (pun unavoidable) goes into that space next probably won’t last long enough to cause much annoyance. The North Heights doesn’t seem to support these types of establishments.

  • concerned neighbor

    I think this cafe, as the owners calls it, may end up primarily being a bar in the evening hours, as it will have no kitchen. I am concerned about the noise level of the outdoor patio especially given that there are 1,200 college (grad & undergrad) in student houseing across the street. This may turn out to be a real nightmare for the neighborhood. I hope people will go to the CB2 to voice their concerns!!!

  • MadeInBrooklyn

    Whatever was a gay bar — anyone remember their hysterical logo sign?