Woodside gentlemen’s club denied cabaret license by Community Board 1
West Angy Altamirano 11/21/2013 at 3:23PM

One Woodside gentlemen’s club has been given the thumbs down to bring more dancing girls to the stage. Community Board 1 (CB1) voted on Tuesday to deny NYC Gentlemen’s Club , located at 26-50 Brooklyn Queens Expressway West, a cabaret license allowing them to have more than two women working at the same time. Currently, [...]

Liquor Authority votes no booze for Astoria bikini bar
West Angy Altamirano 7/09/2013 at 2:23PM

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 [...]

No booze for Queens bikini bar
West Angy Altamirano 4/25/2013 at 1:47PM

If Racks, a new restaurant and bar, wants to open up, waitresses will likely have to cover up. Community Board 1 (CB 1) voted not to recommend a liquor license for Racks on grounds its female servers will be wearing bikinis as uniforms. At the April 16 meeting, board members voted 17 to 15 against [...]

Bikini bar gets fierce opposition from leaders, locals
Bikini bar gets fierce opposition from leaders, locals
News Alexa Altman 10/01/2012 at 3:20PM

Residents are worried that an uncovered bid for an Astoria bikini bar may be a scantily-clad plan to wiggle a strip club into their neighborhood. Racks, the club located at 19-26 Steinway Street, was recently leased to a company called 8G Inc. Formerly a billiard parlor, the establishment sits just half a block from homes, [...]