It’s back to the drawing board for Station LIC, a bar/restaurant that opened at 1037 Jackson Ave. last November.
Community Board 2 rejected its sidewalk seating application that sought 16 tables and 32 seats. It told co-owner Gregory Okshteyn to come up with a new plan.
The problem arose when the board discovered that there were bicycle racks outside the establishment that had been placed there by the city. The plan that had been filed by Station LIC made no mention of the racks.
The board—following Department of Consumer Affairs’ rules—said that the bicycle racks would block a clear pathway for pedestrians should there be outdoor seating. It said that pedestrians need at least 8 feet of clear space.
Furthermore, the DCA requires that there is a clear path of at least 8 feet from bicycle racks.
Okshetyn assured the board that he would revise the plan quickly.
Can't help but think "first world problems" when I read this.