Mosque Opponents Bring Fight To CB Meeting Tonight

The first Community Board 15 meeting of 2010 looks like it’ll be a heated one, with residents opposed to a Sheepshead Bay mosque appealing to the board for support. Of course, the mosque has little to worry about since they intend to build as-of-right, but neighbors will complain about traffic, parking, and security concerns, as well as bring up the group’s connections to the controversial Muslim American Society.

Mosque aside, the agenda features three public hearings on area land use and zoning, including a discussion on whether or not to grant Baku Palace permission to allow dancing.

Baku Palace, on the corner of Emmons Avenue and Ocean Avenue, applied for a special permit to operate without restrictions on entertainment or dancing on the second floor and ground floor space. Current zoning law says that dancing can only occur on the water side of Emmons Avenue, so if you feel like shaking your booty on the pier like some weirdo, go for it.

Community Board 15 is also reviewing special permit applications to allow enlargements to two single family homes in Manhattan Beach – 230 Amherst Street and 28 Falmouth Street.

As usual, there will also be a new business section where residents can raise issues. So if you’ve got something you think community leaders should discuss, make sure to head to tonight’s meeting.

Where: 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Kingsborough Community College, faculty dining room.
When: January 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Contact: (718) 332-3008