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Public Safety & Quality of Life

162 Madison, Edge NYC Inc. - application for an on-premises liquor license

WHEREAS, The applicant, Edge NYC Inc. has notified Community Board Five of their intent to apply to the NY State Liquor Authority for an original on-premises liquor license for the premises located at 162 Madison Avenue between E32nd & E33rd; and

WHEREAS, CB5 receives approximately 50-60 liquor license/wine/renewal/cabaret applications per month; and

WHEREAS, In order for CB5's Public Safety/Quality of Life Committee to determine whether or not the applicant is to come before the committee and the full board, research is done on such things as square footage, public assembly, sound amplification and hours of operation,  as well as conducting a site visit and having discussions with the applicant; and

WHEREAS, Applicants and/or their attorneys are notified to provide such information regarding such a request to the community board office in the form of a questionnaire; and

WHEREAS, This questionnaire is provided on the CB5 website and made available to applicants and, as noted on the questionnaire, is due one week after their letter of intent is received at the board office; and

WHEREAS, Numerous follow-up phone calls/emails are made by the committee and board office and in some cases this request for information is ignored; and

WHEREAS, Applicants/attorneys who do not comply are contacted and apprised that the information requested in the questionnaire is an essential part of the process; and

WHEREAS, The same applicants/attorneys are also apprised that a negative resolution will be presented to the full board by the committee with the ONLY exception being that the board office receives a letter (copy to State Liquor Authority) requesting postponement until next month and with the notation that said application to the State Liquor Authority will not be submitted until after the applicant/attorney meets with the PS/QL Committee; and

WHEREAS, After numerous attempts, this applicant has not complied with this requirement, and the PSQL Committee and CB5 have insufficient information regarding the above application for an on-premises liquor license; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application for an on-premises liquor license for Edge NYC Inc., for the premises located at 162 Madison Avenue between E32nd and E33rd.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 26 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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