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opposition to proposed 168 Bowery bar: application #1261019

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The Full Board of CB2 unanimously denied the application of 1032 Lexington Rest., TBD/Swedish Fish, 168 Bowery, NYC 10013 in January of this year. Yet this applicant seeks to overturn the denial resolution of this, our community. Please sign this petition and inform them of our strong opposition! This area is overly saturated with drinking establishments and their annoyingly loud, inebriated and puking patrons. These places also supply ear-splitting music and contribute to vehicular, as well as pedestrian traffic congestion. There already exists an overabundance of eating and drinking places in this area - we neither need, nor want another. There is more necessity in the public interest here for a diverse retail mix. A serious cause for concern is that this is a highly trafficked area - the convergence of two major vehicular arteries - The Bowery & Delancey/Kenmare sts. are truck and car routes - conduits for 3 bridges and a tunnel. Always very congested. Emergency service vehicles have extreme difficulty passing through.....and this during the daytime with traffic agents on duty. At night this is much worse - no traffic agents are present and the intersection resembles a jigsaw puzzle of cars and large trucks. There is a high volume of trucks! The restaurant/bar application proposed for the address 168 Bowery (SW corner Bowery/Kenmare st.) - Swedish Fish / serial # 1261019 would have an adverse effect on pedestrian safety and vehicular traffic. The location of this application is the SW corner of the Bowery and Kenmare st., which abuts a recent narrowing of the Bowery with a traffic island for the traffic-light coordinated turn from Delancey heading west onto the Bowery facing south. This has proven to be a particularly dangerous, and lethal, corner for pedestrians and cyclists. There is also a city bus stop on this corner. The addition of a bar with its attendant crowd of cars and patrons is unconscionable! The idling cars awaiting possible fares; the dropping off of fares - slow payment causing further blockage of traffic; the inevitable accompaniment of blaring horns. All this will exacerbate already poorly maintained traffic conditions. What other goodies will this applicant offer? DJ's perhaps? Special Event Nights? We have learned from past experience that what we can count on is an exceedingly high volume of both music and patrons!! All this combined is overwhelmingly burdensome to this community. This is a neighborhood of families with young children. This is a neighborhood of artists. This is a neighborhood of hard working people who need to sleep at night so that they can work during the day. This is a neighborhood of older people. This is a diverse neighborhood that should not be turned into a destination drinking/party location. Please attend this hearing if possible --- Please be advised that on June 20, 2012 the above referenced on-premises application will be before the Members of the Authority for determination. Meetings of the Members of the Authority are open to the public and you may speak on behalf of the application. If you have any supplemental material you wish the Members to review, it must be received in Secretary’s Office no later than noon on June 15, 2012, in order to afford time for the Members to review. Documents can be sent to the address listed above, emailed to Secretarys.Office@sla.ny.gov or faxed to 518.402.2304. Any material received after June 15, 2012 may not be considered, please refrain from bring new materials to the Members the day of the meeting. The meeting of June 20, 2012, will be held at the New York State Liquor Authority’s New York City office at 317 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY. The meeting starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.


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