Community Board 6 Executive Board at tonight's meeting at Borough Hall
CB6 Chairperson Gary Reiley
CB6 Permits And Licenses Committee Chair Mike Racioppo
In the past two weeks, the Community Board has received 60 plus letters and emails from residents who live close to the outdoor yard, to say that they had not gotten proper notification regarding the application, and that the 6 day a week, 2 pm closing time of the open air venue would seriously affect their quality of life.
Well, the Board just approved a motion put forth by board member Mark Shames, granting the application, as long as certain stipulation be included.
The stipulations are as follows:
-No amplified music be played outdoors
-The hours of operations be reduced from 11am to 11pm on Sunday through Thursday, and from 11am to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays.
-the owners, Akiva Reich and his partners retain the services of an extermination company
- the owners hire a sound mitigation consultant
- and provide their telephone number to the Community Board and to the neighbors so that they can be contacted in case of issues at the venue.
At the end, the Board voted 26 yes, 7 no and one abstention to support the license.
( My husband, who is a full board member, was one of the 'No' votes.)
Perhaps the Community Board members who voted for this application should supply their telephone number to members of the community, so that they can be contacted personally if this venue becomes a problem.