Nov. 19, 2014 By Michael Florio
Community Board 1 unanimously voted against a notorious strip joint from renewing it liquor license Tuesday.
Perfection, located at 65-02 30th Ave, was discussed heavily during the October CB1 monthly meeting—and Detective Edwin Negron, from the 114th Precinct, detailed the many incidents that have occurred at the establishment over the past two years.
The Public Safety Committee, after hearing the litany of problems at the establishment, recommended denying the establishment its liquor license. The full board unanimously agreed, and a letter will be sent to the State Liquor Authority recommending that it be denied.
Community Board 1, however, does not have the authority to deny the establishment its request to renew its liquor license on its own. The board just makes a recommendation to the SLA, which is taken seriously. However, in most cases, the renewals are approved.
Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas supported the community board’s decision to vote against the renewal.
“I commend Community Board 1 for their careful consideration, and ultimate rejection, of Perfection Night Club’s proposal,” Simotas said. “The 114th Precinct has documented a long history of criminal activity and violence directly related to this adult-entertainment establishment’s presence in our neighborhood.”
Detective Negron said at the October meeting that in the past two years 25 crimes have taken place inside or directly outside the premises—including one murder; three shootings; and nine incidents involving violence causing physical injury. He said four of the 25 crimes involved employees such as bouncers.
Negron told the board that on one February night this year the police had to go to the establishment three times—the first time when an individual tried to gain entry to the strip club with a loaded handgun; the second time for an assault; and then the third time following a shooting.