For those who are interested, Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights (and a few other neighborhoods), will have their monthly meeting at 6pm today. It will be in the basement cafeteria of the Muhlenberg Residence, a 201-unit dwelling for low income, homeless, housing needy, and community people, at 510 Atlantic Avenue (GMAP). Call (718)-596-5410 for more info.
Community Board meetings are open to the public, so if you would like to say your peace, or see Democracy In Action, or just got nothin to do, drop in on the fun! Don’t know much about community boards? There’s helpful information at nyc.gov and Gotham Gazette.
Update: According to Brownstoner, CB2 may be pulling a “Jon Crow” — by stopping the issuing of new liquor licenses in certain “over-saturated” areas. One of those areas: Atlantic Avenue near Henry Street. I kid you not:
District Manager Robert Perris told us his board plans to stop issuing new liquor licenses in certain areas where residents feel over-saturated with noisy bars. As a compromise, the board would suggest either a beer and wine license or an early closing time.
Note: Nothing has been decided, and the community board will be discussing the issue at tonight’s meeting. However, having spent a fair amount of time on that stretch of Atlantic Avenue, I have to say the noisiest aspect of that area is the traffic. It’s a major thoroughfare, the bars are all spaced apart, the restaurants aren’t open that late, and the craziest crowds can be found late Saturday or Sunday morning at Floyd when there is a particularly compelling soccer match. Given all the empty storefronts collecting dust instead of rent in that area of Atlantic, does the community board really want to place further restrictions?
Has The War On Fun begun?