Live From The Public Safety Committee Meeting
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Truth be told it was a rather mellow evening last night at the Warsaw— at least in comparison to the smash-jaw Parks & Waterfront Committee convocation earlier this week. Nonetheless there was much information of interest (including question and answer sessions with representatives from the Fire Department, 94th Precinct and the Department of Consumer Affairs respectively) — and a “moment” (or two) worth savoring. Enjoy!
INTRODUCTION: Chairman Olechowski gives a statement about liquor licenses & the “Moratorium”
Public Safety Chair Mieszko Kalita speaks and the festivities begin!
Deputy Inspector Hurson of the 94th Precinct Answers Questions Tendered by the Board
A representative of the New York City Fire Department Answers Questions Tendered by the Board
Note/observation: Board member Burrows* plays a nice Ed McMahon to Joe Garber’s Johnny Carson. Or something. This is really worth watching folks!
A Representative of the Department of Consumer Affairs Speaks
D.I. Hurson talks about MARCH (and he ain’t talking about the month!)
And of course there is the matter of the Polish Slavic Center Cafeteria’s Liquor License (Spoiler: it was approved)
Lesson learned: Community Board 1 has no judicial power, no police force or F.B.I.
- You will notice a red ribbon being passed along the table. This was my comrade Sherry’s Unofficial Community Board 1 Ladies Auxiliary badge (we were all sporting them— mine was pink!). Methinks it was a big hit!
It was at this point the meeting shifted to liquor license applications. There were many. My compatriots and I each got a drink.
What the 10:00 p.m. rolled around we decided we could do one of two things:
- Get inebriated at a Public Safety Committee meeting (which would add a whole new provocative dimension to the proceedings).
- Go home.
We chose the latter.
*Who, it should be noted later took yours truly to task for not providing him and his colleagues snacks and refreshments. Here’s how I couched my rebuttal (to my buddy Christine):
I am not Community Board 1’s caterer. I am only its fluffer.
P.S.: Special props/credit goes out to ievil_spock_47i for observing the uncanny resemblance between the photo yours truly took and Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Awesome catch!