From the Queens Gazette:
Several of the residents complaining about Lounge 47 agreed that its patrons do not seem to be local residents themselves, merely party-minded individuals making the Long Island City scene. One resident, Janet Belden of 46th Road, read a letter from Kenny Greenberg, a neighbor unable to attend the meeting. Greenberg wrote that the bar's staff exhibits contempt for any locals asking them to be a little less raucous. Belden said that her direct complaints have been met with, "Don't like it? Move!" from staff members or patrons. Others said that same expression has been shouted at them too. Beth Garrett, an 18-year resident with three young daughters, said the bar's back yard is particularly hard to take when packed with patrons who, in the words of another woman, act like celebrants at a keg party. Garrett's husband, William Garrett, said both liquor license and license transfer should be revoked... Another resident, Larry Long, said that Assemblymember Catherine Nolan in a letter sent to the board had observed that Vernon Boulevard is being developed as a long strip of bars and night spots with no regard for residents. Long said he was afraid residents were being written off as "just so yesterday".
Please understand that the "new LIC" has been designed to drive you folks out. Just read this and you will understand.
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