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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Atlantic Yards
A proposal by the developer Forest City Ratner to build 16 towers and an arena on a 22 acre site in Prospect Heights.

State Liquor Authority board meeting on Barclays Center liquor license

Start Date: 
August 29, 2012 - 10:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
New York State Liquor Authority
Location: 
Zone 1 Harlem Center Tower Office Building
317 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY
United States
Description: 

On Wednesday, August 29, the full board of the New York State Liquor Authority will meet to consider the application of Forest City Ratner and Levy Premium Foodservice for a license to serve liquor at the Barclays Center arena.

Nearly 1,400 people have signed a petition calling on the SLA to require service to end by 10:00 PM. Please come to the meeting to show your concern for quality of life in Prospect Heights and a reasonable cut off to arena drinking.

Open to: 
General public

Neighborhood Protection Plan meeting with Forest City Ratner

Start Date: 
September 5, 2012 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Boerum Hill Association, Park Slope Civic Council, PHNDC
Location: 
Iglesia Latina Evengelica
506 Bergen Street (between 6th and Carlton Avenues)
United States
Description: 

 What progress has been made toward the goals of the Neighborhood Protection Plan sponsored by local elected officials and civic groups representing communities surrounding the Barclays Center arena?

Join us for a discussion of what's left to be done with Ashley Cotton of Forest City Ratner and other invited guests, and bring your questions and concerns.

Open to: 
General public

State Liquor Authority hearing on Barclays Center liquor license

Start Date: 
June 20, 2012 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
New York State Liquor Authority
Location: 
New York State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Avenue, 4th floor (Take the 2 or 3 train to 125th Street)
New York, NY
United States
Description: 

In Chicago, Wrigley Field is allowed to host only 30 evening events a year. Liquor sales must end no later than 9:30PM. You’d think that the people of Brooklyn deserve no less respect.

Not according to Barclays Center, which has applied for a license that would allow it to keep serving alcohol into the early hours of the morning. At a public meeting in April, arena representatives described an intent to serve patrons in accordance with NBA rules that require liquor sales to end after the third quarter. But after Barclays Center received conditional support from Community Boards 2 and 6, it was revealed that Barclays Center plans to keep open clubs with a capacity of 1,800 up to an hour after events have ended—as late as 2:00 AM, at any of the expected 220 events a year. And the recent announcement of one of Jay-Z’s 40/40 clubs being located in the arena raises the possibility of bottle service for hundreds of late-night customers.

We need your help to let the New York State Liquor Authority know Barclays Center’s plans to sell liquor won’t work for Brooklyn. 

  • Alcohol sales in the arena must end no later than 10:00 PM!
  • No permit for Barclays Center’s late night clubs until the public has heard the full plans.

 

You can also submit written testimony to:

Chairman Denis Rosen
New York State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY  10027

Re: Levy Premium Foodservice LP

And don't forget to sign the BrooklynSpeaks online petition!

 

Open to: 
General public

Planning meeting for demonstration at Barclays Center opening

Start Date: 
June 19, 2012 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
BrooklynSpeaks, Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, Brown CDC
Location: 
Brown Memorial Baptist Church
484 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

 Jay-Z may be playing Barclays Center on September 28, but an arena alone nets nothing for Brooklyn.

BrooklynSpeaks, Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, the Brown Community Development Corporation and "Occupy" groups invite you to join with us in organizing a demonstration at the Barclays Center opening to protest the failure of Atlantic Yards to live up to its promises of public benefits, and the refusal of State and City administrations to take effective action.

Brooklyn hasn’t forgotten how much has been sacrificed for a project that has become a symbol of crony capitalism. When the arena opens, we’re going to remind the press, the legislature, the Governor and the Mayor. Your help will make it a day to remember.

Open to: 
General public

State Liquor Authority hearing on Barclays Center application for liquor license

Start Date: 
June 12, 2012 - 11:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
New York State Liquor Authority
Location: 
New York State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Avenue 4th floor
New York, NY
United States
Description: 

Barclays Center has applied for a license that would allow it to keep serving alcohol up to the 4AM State limit in an 18,000-seat arena. Sure, the NBA has a policy that requires liquor sales to end after the third quarter. But basketball only accounts for 40 of the expected 220 events to be held at the arena each year. And Barclays’ application isn’t even limited to serving drinks at arena events. (Arena plans include four club/lounge areas.)

We all know that the history of Atlantic Yards has been one blanket approval by government after another, with little oversight afterward. But isn’t this getting ridiculous? On Tuesday, June 12, the State Liquor Authority will hold a hearing on Barclays Center’s application. Join PHNDC and community organizations to tell the SLA that Barlcays’ liquor license must be appropriate for the residential neighborhoods in which it is situated, and through which patrons will travel on their way home.

And if you haven’t already stood with over 1,200 Brooklynites who have signed a petition to require drink sales to end after half time at a NBA game, 45 minutes before the end of an event, or 10PM, you’re not too late. Sign the petition now!

Open to: 
General public

Local elected officials and civic organizations announce Barclays Center Neighborhood Protection Plan

Posted: May 29, 2012 - 8:39am

BROOKLYN, May 29, 2012 – Today, City Council Members Stephen Levin, Letitia James and Brad Lander announced the Barclays Center Neighborhood Protection Plan (NPP), a set of coordinated initiatives aimed at mitigating safety and quality of life impacts expected to result from locating the Brooklyn arena within residential neighborhoods.