BUSINESS: In the latest chapter in the saga of mighty morphin’ 4th Avenue nightclub Amnesia, it seems the nightspot’s owners have found yet another way to get around applying for a cabaret license.
SHOPPING & COMMERCE: I’m going to make a possibly unpopular argument and say that the Amnesia dance club (10007 4th Avenue) should be allowed to operate, in spite of what Community Board 10 has to say. But not if they refuse to seek out a cabaret license, which we have demonstrated time and time again is with the night club’s reach, if they’d only try.
BAY RIDGE, FOOD & DRINK: A cabaret license application for the Amnesia nightclub (10007 4th Avenue) is facing stiff opposition from neighbors, who spoke out against the club at a Community Board 10 sub-committee meeting Wednesday night. Citing community complaints, adverse history, and the fact that Amnesia has already been operating as a dance club without a cabaret license, the Police & Public Safety Committee voted to recommend rejecting Amnesia’s cabaret application. See community complains, the club representative’s response, and some background on NYC cabaret and dancing laws.
BAY RIDGE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Tonight (February 9), the Dimensions On Stage acting school will be putting on a Valentine’s-themed cabaret. The Bensonhurst Bean reported last week that the acting school is billing the day as “the day we hate to love and love to hate,” and that the production will include performances from local business owners.