Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Letter to the North Flatbush Business Improvement District and to Community Board 6

NFBID: Executive Director: Sharon Davidson; Class A, Property Owners: Regina
Cahill (President), Mathew Pintchik, Michael Pintchik, Henry Weinstein, Lina Fang,
Chris King; Class B, Commercial Tenants: Alison Houtte (Hooti Couture), Diane
Allison (Christian Science Reading Room), Greg Yerman (Burrito Bar and Kitchen),
Jack Pytlik (Ocean’s 8). All local businesses

Brooklyn Community Board Six: Chairperson: David Kummer; District Manager:
Craig Hammerman; all Board Members

Regarding the proposed "Kemistry Lounge" at 260 Flatbush Avenue

We urge your organizations to do everything in your power to fairly address community
concerns regarding the impact of potential late night establishments (such as the proposed
Kemistry Lounge) along North Flatbush Avenue, on the quality of life for residents of the
surrounding blocks of Park Slope and Prospect Heights. Although we are supportive of
continued development of North Flatbush Avenue, we believe such development must be
done with regard for the extremely close proximity of quiet, almost entirely residential
blocks. In particular, we oppose the practice of hostess served hard liquor bottle
service, which Kemistry Lounge proposes to offer, as a form of extreme nightlife not
suited to a primarily residential area (and in this case, sandwiched between two private
residences). We recognize that the decisions made regarding the operation of Kemistry
will likely set the tone of future development, and thus consider this case to have
significant implications for the broader area.

In your deliberations, and in your respective roles in this matter and certainly many
similar instances to come, please make every effort to seriously consider and address
community concerns, and to maintain an open and respectful dialogue with community
representatives. You organizations’ handling of this case is of utmost importance to us
and we will follow any decisions closely.

Concerned Residents of zip code 11217

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