A transfer application should include the same method of operation as the existing business and incorporate any stipulations regarding method of operation which were signed by the original owner. However, Community Board 3 will consider requests to modify existing stipulations for transferred licenses if the revised stipulations will not substantially alter the existing method of operation.
Community Board 3 abides by the 500 foot rule. Applicants for full liquor licenses that are subject to the 500 foot rule of the New York State Alcohol Beverage Control Law will be denied unless they can establish that an approval of the license would be in the public interest. Community Board 3 will strictly scrutinize such applications and applicants should refer to the New York State Liquor Authority criteria regarding public interest in preparing their community board applications. In considering public interest, Community Board 3 may address these same criteria, including: 1) the number, class and character of existing licensed premises within 500 feet, 2) whether an applicant has obtained all necessary government licenses and permits for the proposed business, 3) the effect of an additional licensed premise on vehicular traffic and parking, 4) the impact of an additional licensed premise on the existing noise level, 5) the history of violations and reported criminal activity at the subject location, and 6) any other factor specified by law or regulation that would be relevant to deciding whether public convenience and advantage, as well as the public interest, would be served by approving the application.
Community Board 3 will not approve additional eating & drinking establishments in residentially zoned districts