Knockdown Center Liquor License KO’d By SLA

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer You might be able to attend events at the Knockdown Center but you will not be able to buy alcohol for the time being. The State Liquor Authority has denied the Knockdown Center’s application for a liquor license during a meeting at its headquarters on Tuesday. The SLA said they […]

CB 5 Opposes Knockdown Center Liquor License

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Knockdown Center has applied for its liquor license and Community Board 5 was not shy about its opposition last week. The Maspeth-based arts center is attempting to get a cabaret liquor license for the establishment. State Liquor Authority records show that the establishment applied for the license on March […]

QCA, Knockdown Center Team Up To Find Residency

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Knockdown Center is teaming up with Queens Council on the Arts to find a potential residency for the Maspeth-based arts center. The Council has started a survey to determine how the Center can accommodate local artists and give them space to work on their projects. Lynn Lobell, managing director […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 30

Crowley, Caruana Face Off In Debate Incumbent Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and her Republican opponent Craig Caruana fiercely debated issues concerning the 30th Council District at a debate Monday night in Middle Village. The two shared opposing viewpoints on many issues residents are concerned with, including the Knockdown Center and the proposed homeless shelter. Regarding the […]

CB 5 KO’s Knockdown Center Liquor License

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A controversial Maspeth establishment had its liquor license application rejected by Community Board 5 last week. The Knockdown Center, based on Flushing Avenue in Maspeth, will not be able to sell alcohol for now, as its application was voted down by CB 5 at its last meeting. CB 5 refused […]