From the Daily News:
Astoria's 30th Ave. is known for its lively restaurant, bar and club scene.
It may be a little too lively, however, for local residents who worry that the area is oversaturated with places that serve alcohol.
"There is one stretch between 36th and 38th Sts. where there is a very high concentration of places with liquor licenses," said Donnelly Marks of the Norwood Neighborhood Association, a group of residents around the busy 30th Ave. strip.
"Some of the cafés and restaurants are quite nice," she said. "But we've had people arrested at 3 and 4 a.m. on someone's front yard because they were fighting. Cars go racing down the streets, and people treat the sidewalks like they are a trash can."
Marks and members of the association are asking members of Community Board 1 to think twice before approving additional liquor licenses for 30th Ave. businesses - especially if they are clubs. There are a number of vacant properties that locals fear will add to the flow of booze.
Marks pointed out that one block, between 36th and 37th Sts., already has about 10 places that hold liquor licenses.