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April 24, 2014- The newly appointed head of the city’s Consumer Affairs Department, Julie Menin, discusses her opposition to making Pier A a private restaurant. At the time of this video, she was Chair of CB1.
This is crucial, because the State Liquor Authority uses CB1 resolutions as surrogates for entire community support. In other words, they approve a liquor license using the logic “Since the Community Board wants this, therefore, the entire population too wants this.”. It is clear that the CB1 did not support Pier A turning into a restaurant.