Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Website to track bar complaints coming soon
Amid complaints from New Yorkers about bars not keeping crowds under control, New York's State Liquor Authority is creating an online map that will let the public see an establishment's history of violations and liquor licenses.
The website -- set to launch next month -- will let New Yorkers search for an establishment by name or location, and scroll through its license and violation history, similar to the city's online restaurant inspection database.
Though license information has been available online, the authority currently requires people to submit Freedom of Information requests to find out about violations cited for places that sell booze.