Tag: roosevelt avenue

A broader plan to get rid of the ‘old Times Square’ look of Roosevelt Avenue: Courier

Queens Courier: This summer, state Senator Jose Peralta called Roosevelt Avenue “the new old Times Square” and announced legislation to create an 11-member commission to help get rid of “bad actors” on the strip.

The commission recommended punishing bar owners who were operating with a cabaret license. On Nov. 1, Peralta took that recommendation further when he, along with state Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker, announced that the legislation was amended to include the entirety of the avenue from 114th Street in Corona to 49th Street.

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DNAInfo: Plan to Clean Up Roosevelt Ave. Would Fine Bad Bars $10K, Official Says

Senator Peralta held a news conference to explain his proposals in an effort to clean up Roosevelt Avenue.

DNAInfo: A local pol wants to stop the music on new nightclubs — and increase the fine for illegal bars and clubs already on Roosevelt Avenue in a longstanding fight to clean up the thoroughfare.

Standing just steps from Roosevelt, Sen. Jose Peralta announced new legislation that would push the Department of Consumer Affairs to increase fines from $1,000 to $10,000 for bars violating the cabaret licensing rules — specifically the $2-per-dance bars that line the street, he said.

“We need to enforce current cabaret laws,” Peralta said. “We have to hit them where it counts — in the pockets.”

Links to entire articles in DNAInfo, in the Queens Courier, Queens Post, El Diario and Univisión.

TimesLedger: “Peralta calls for Vision Zero measures on Roosevelt Avenue”

TimesLedger published an article regarding State Sen. Jose Peralta’s calls to overhaul several intersections on Roosevelt Avenue to increase road and pedestrian safety.

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