I don’t think there is any possibility of prohibition coming to Williamsburg anytime soon (although how 1920s chic it would be!), but there has apparently been a hold put on any new bars wishing to open in the neighborhood. According to Brooklyn 11211:
On Tuesday, the Executive Committee of CB1 Brooklyn voted unanimously to institute a moratorium on new liquor licenses in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and the rest of North Brooklyn. The vote was a response to what the leaders of CB1 see as an over saturation of liquor licenses in the area.
The Board’s Public Safety Committee, which reviews liquor license applications, met last night to discuss the issue, and left with more questions than answers. The Committee did not vote on a moratorium, but the issue is sure to come at next Tuesday’s full board meeting.
So I guess all of our great themed bar ideas will have to be put on the backburner for now. Or everyone can just keep on drinking in McCarren Park.