From the Queens Chronicle:
Brett Banchek, who moved into one of the new L.I.C. highrises about a year ago, decried the general community feeling that there are too many bars on Vernon Boulevard. He said he doesn’t want to have to go to Manhattan for drinks.
“If these restaurants move out, my family is going to move out,” he said, adding that he thinks additional bars would be a boost to the neighborhood’s economy and would make the area more vibrant and welcoming.
Yes, it makes sense to base one's decision on where to settle with the family based primarily on the hipness of the local bar scene.
God help LIC.