Snowday! Is over – back to school/work. ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ at the Museum of Moving Image is shut down due to violence. L’Inizio Pizzeria on Vernon Boulevard is denied a license for back yard drinking according to the LIC Post. The first two I don’t have anything to add, the latter is really disappointing. According to the Post, the license was turned down because the owner, Tom Blaze, is accused by a member of Community Board 2, of surreptitiously allowing patrons to drink outside.
Now I have been to L’Inizio numerous times and eaten outside, and when ordering alcohol I have been told in no uncertain terms by staff members not to bring it outside – which I have duly abided. In fact, during those numerous times, I have mostly had the beautiful back yard to myself, and found it disheartening that it wasn’t being more fully utilized. I had a pretty good idea as to why – the inability to bring alcohol out there, and always felt it was a shame.
Yet there is one thing that no one who actually lives in LIC can deny – L’Inizio is first and foremost a restaurant, not a bar. In fact slice shop is probably a better description of the premises, and unlike other restaurants on Vernon Boulevard I’d bet that fewer than .001% of the patrons have ordered more than two drinks there in a sitting …if any have.
So please CB2, it’s 2017 in LIC and time to make an exception. Please do not divide us.
Pizzeria’s Quest for Backyard License Turned Down by CB2 – don’t let it get personal
Museum of Moving Image Exhibit Shut Down Due to Violence – Auf wiedersehn …a bientot?
Think ‘Cabaret’ is Wild? You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet – good review of ‘Cabaret’ playing at The Secret Theatre thru Feb. 19
NYC Rents Dip as Concessions Become the New Normal – “Queens is where renters are likely to have the best luck scoring concessions” LIC glut?