Some Bronx bar owners who play music may need license to stay open after 1 a.m.

(01/31/04) THROGS NECK - Bronx bar owners who play music at their establishments could have to get a new license to stay open after 1 a.m. Members of the Department of Consumer Affairs are proposing the license as a way to help deal with noise complaints.

The plan would require a special two-year license for any nightspot with a capacity of 75 people or more and where the music would be 90 decibels or higher. New York Nightlife Association officials say the new license would be difficult for some Bronx bar owners who are already losing money because of the recent state smoking ban. A license could cost more than $1,000. Some Bronx bar owners say such a law might force them to close their businesses.

The plan would abolish the city's cabaret law. Members of the city council have yet to approve the proposal.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."