After much debate within the community, the Knockdown Center in Maspeth finally got its liquor license Tuesday from the State Liquor Authority — but the permit comes with several significant stipulations.
Continuing their quest for a liquor license, representatives of the Knockdown Center in Maspeth made their case directly to Community Board 5 during the advisory body’s Wednesday meeting in Middle Village.
A would-be business owner was recently busted for attempting to bribe a southeast Queens pol, according to officials. Tarsem Singh applied to open a liquor store on North Conduit Avenue, right across the street from Springfield Gardens High School. The proposal was heavily opposed by Councilmember Donovan Richards and the Springfield Gardens community. “Our children […]
The southeast Queens community has successfully shut down a proposal to put a liquor store mere steps from Springfield Gardens High School. The shop was set to move into a new building on North Conduit Avenue, right across the street from the high school. Councilmember Donovan Richards, State Senator James Sanders and the community rallied […]
The girls can show some skin, but cannot serve guests some drinks. On July 2, the State Liquor Authority (SLA) rejected a liquor license application from the owners of Racks, a restaurant and bar that owners are seeking to open at 19-26 Steinway Street. During the SLA meeting, local politicians and residents showed up to […]
Springfield Gardens wants to make sure the area around its high school stays dry. A construction site across the street from Springfield Gardens High School could be the new home for a liquor store. But the community is calling for its owner to put a cork in it. “We are not going to get drunk […]
The top has come off for one Astoria bikini bar. Slinking under the guise of a regular lounge, Queen of Hearts’ thinly-veiled attempt to renew its liquor license, without alerting the State Liquor Authority (SLA) that it’s gone nearly-naked, has local leaders drafting legislation to expose them and similarly shady businesses. Initiated by Assemblymember Aravella […]
After two strikes, a Long Island City strip club is taking another swing at a liquor license. 21 Group Inc. — the proprietors of the controversial Show Palace strip club — requested that the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) reconsider the venue’s recent application. In June, the SLA sent 21 Group Inc. a denial […]
The Lindenwood Shopping Center is bustling. A bolder fire lane and repainted parking lines were added to the center’s busy parking lot following a number of complaints from residents and elected officials. New, larger signage will be installed soon as well. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, who pushed for clearer lines and direction in the shopping center, […]