The Lo-Down has an excellent recap of the meeting this week at the Community Board regarding their attempts to change of policies and procedures on how liquor licenses are approved. Read here.
And in case you don't read all the way down, they are voting to approve that transfer licenses for existing bars and restaurants be transferred with no additional review of stipulations, in perpetuity based on the location of the business. That means (as I read it) that unless a bar owner loses his or her license based on infractions (rare, very rare), there will always be a license in that location, forever. And only in Community Board 3, as no other community boards abide by this same rule.