Friday, May 16, 2008

Liquor License Hearing for Viva Mexico Tacos 2004

Those of us in a five block radius of 39th Street will certainly remember the recent events at Tacos 2004 at 39th Street and 5th Avenue that resulted in three people shot, one of whom died. Well, the liquor license has come up for renewal. Residents who live near-by complain of consistent fights and drunkenness outside the restaurant. The laundromat next door recently changed hands, and one of the reasons told to customers was the irritating and dangerous behavior of patrons exiting Tacos 2004. The behavior is not limited to late hours; it begins early on and continues through the nights. I wouldn't want to mitigate the concerns of Union Street residents, but I think shootings and bloody noses and loud fights and vomit in the area trump the occasional shrieking about romantic encounters (or the desire for them).

The Public Hearing will take place on Monday, May 19th, 2008 at 6:30 PM at the usual location of 4201 4th Avenue. Enter on 43rd Street. The posted signs say that members of the community are invited to attend and give testimony. Call 718-854-0003 for more information.

Signs are posted around the neighborhood in both Spanish and English.

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