Carroll Gardens Bar Fight Turns Nasty & Personal
I am a member of community board 6. I voted against the liquor license at the board meeting. Except on the most non-controvercial issues I tend to find myself with little company and I have no particular love for the board leadership. However, I feel compelled to defend the board against an attack that does not fairly reflect the facts or the complexity of the issue. First, the board has only considered two liquor licenses in its history and it rejected the other one....The latest email, from Glenn Kelly (who is the original blogger's husband), does not address the dispute, but says "I am surprised and disappointed in the decision made by our community board in voting in favor of the liquor license application on Hoyt street." The Hoyt Street group intends to appeal the license to the State Liquor Authority. The odds of success at that level are unknown. The broader issue is that residents feel the city will avoid issuing new liquor license on Smith Street and steer them to places like Hoyt Street, which neighbors are afraid will turn into "another Smith Street."
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