Yesterday, Greenpointers published
an email from the folks who run The Diamond
, on Franklin Street, noting that Assembleywoman Joan Millman, who represents the brownstoners of District 52
(Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, DUMBO, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights) recently introduced a bill that would require all bars to close their backyard and roof spaces at 10pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
It's true—bars and residents can't be relied upon to coexist without strict state regulations. Haven't you ever noticed how most bars with back yards put up "Please Disrespect Our Neighbors" signs? Or how frequently patrons are pelted with garbage while stepping outside for a smoke?