NYSLA -Allow NEW OWNERS of Castro Bar, Equal Hours Of Operation To Support and Serve the LGBTQ community.

Team Papeleta Inc. is pleased to announce that it has purchased Castro Bar, a mainstay gay establishment in NYC’s Inwood area and is applying for an on-premise liquor license.
We need your support and welcome signatures on our petition and urge our supporters to direct communications and correspondence to the New York State Liquor Authority, Community Board 12, and our elected officials. 
As you may be aware, the Washington Heights/Inwood area, unfortunately, has very few openly gay or gay-friendly bars and lounges as is. It is crucial to have venues where people feel safe and welcomed near their homes and in their neighborhoods. However, in order for Castro to remain open, continue to operate and better serve its clients, it needs the NYS Liquor Authority to grant its application for a liquor license which operates up until 4 am. 
We, the undersigned are concerned patrons, neighbors, and advocates who support the establishment of Castro Bar at 104 Dyckman Street, New York, NY 10040, and, likewise, support the granting of a liquor license by the NYS Liquor Authority. Please email the State Liquor Authority, Community Board 12, and our elected officials. Let them know that this business is crucial in establishing a safe presence for the LGBTQ community. 
Contact our local elected officials and ask them to tell the State Liquor Authority that the neighborhood and patrons support Team Papeleta Inc.'s plan to operate Castro by establishing normal hours of operation until 4 am.

Ydanis Rodriguez
New York Council Member for New York District 10
City Hall 250 Broadway Suite 1731, New York, NY, 10007
(917) 521-2616

Letitia James
Public Advocate of New York
1 Centre Street -15th Floor, New York, NY, 10007
(212) 669-7200

Scott Stringer
Comptroller of New York
One Centre Street - New York, NY, 10007
(212) 669-3916

Gale Brewer
Borough President of New York
1 Centre Street -19th Floor - New York, NY, 10007
(212) 669-8191

Bill de Blasio
Mayor of New York
City Hall - New York, NY, 10007

Carmen De La Rosa
New York State Assemblymember for District 72
New York State Assembly Legislative Office
Building Room 528 - Albany, NY, 12248
(518) 455-5807

Marisol Alcantara
New York State Senator for District 31
New York State Senate Legislative Office
Office Building Room 513 - Albany, NY, 12247
(518) 455-2041

New York State Liquor Authority
please call (518) 474-3114 and select option 4
or send an email to: Secretarys.Office@sla.ny.gov - jacqueline.held@sla.ny.gov

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