From the Daily News:
A dance club aficionado who wants to open a new hotspot in Astoria is vowing to move ahead with his plan despite neighborhood opposition.
Community Board 1 on Tuesday rejected a cabaret license application by Ivan Diaz Young, who wants to open a Latin dance club called Club 4 on the fourth floor of the Astoria Sports Complex on 38th St.
Young vowed to forge ahead with his plan, and expects to open the velvet rope in three months.
"We'll do whatever needs to be done. We've invested not only a lot of money but a lot of time," said Young, 43, of Fresh Meadows.
Young told the community board that he has installed sufficient sound proofing, but the board unanimously denied his license application.
Young's lawyer, Kerry Katsorhis, said the board doesn't have the final say.
"The community board's recommendation is a recommendation." he said, noting that his client can still request a hearing for a license from the city Department of Consumer Affairs. The City Council would then make the call.
The Astoria Sports Complex previously rented out its fourth floor to another Latin dance club called La Oveja Negra, which received noise and safety complaints before it closed in May.