Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CB1 Preview: Bringing the Angry

Community members on their way to CB1 tonight to speak about the liquor moratorium.

There's a lot of angry items on the agenda tonight but the war on alcohol is leading it off. At least during the Broadway Triangle meeting I had an idea who was going to show up. Tonight, I have no clue. It could be dozens of angry long-time residents upset about a specific bar on their block-- which this proposal will not solve. It could be dozens of new bar and restaurant owners who object to the arbitrary nature of the ban. It could be David Yassky trying to sell the rezoning again.

Wait-- David is coming tonight? Well, there you go.

I think the board will probably debate which sections of the neighborhood have the highest concentration of bars and propose a few saturation points for no new licenses, but we'll see shortly. Like I said, I don't know how it's going to go tonight, but nobody, not even a small town community board executive committee can keep this kid from dancing his heart out.