CB2 Recap: Bollards, Roulette, Red Apple

Last night was the first Community Board 2 meeting of the fall season, and while there wasn’t anything particularly exciting gracing the agenda, there were still a few items of note. The first: There was a presentation of plans for the bollards that will surround Barclays Center, on the blocks bounded by Flatbush, Atlantic, and Sixth avenues. The plans had previously come under some fire for their lack of community input. Forest City Ratner reps (pictured) discussed the plan with the board and explained the bollards will be “round cylinders” that rise 36 inches off the ground. They are placing the bollards inside the property line, where residential buildings are planned. CB2 approved the plans, which the DOT will hold a hearing on early next month.
After the jump, information about arts venue Roulette’s liquor license; a hearing is set for the Boerum Hill rezoning; and word on the Red Apple supermarket that’s opening on Myrtle…

Roulette, the new experimental music venue at 509 Atlantic Avenue, got the OK from the board for a liquor license, but it came with a list of stipulations. As part of its approval, the board said the venue couldn’t act as a bar or nightclub, or have outdoor space; it also asked for soundproofing and time constraints on loud music. The grand opening of the venue is this Sunday, September 18th.

Finally, a couple noteworthy dates were mentioned last night: The hearing for the Boerum Hill rezoning is next Monday, and the Red Apple Supermarket on Myrtle Avenue is set to open during the last week of October.