...requires more than getting a denial from the Community Board.
The State Liquor Authority awards licenses, not the Community Board. The Community Board's decision is merely advisory to the SLA.
Effectively opposing a license requires taking a Tuesday off, going up to the SLA on 125th Street -- preferably with letters from local elected officials -- and testifying in opposition to the license. (You can find the exact date of a hearing on the SLA website here.)
It takes a couple of hours. That's one more reason to organize block associations: not everyone can spare a Tuesday to testify.
We're putting together a database for block associations. If you have a block association contact, please send it to me or to
along with the location of the block association (include the cross streets, e.g., "6th Street Block Association, from A to 1st Ave").
Let's have a voice.
Thanks to those who have already sent BA contact information.