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Mayor Adams’ Office Set Meeting With Troubled Brooklyn Venue and Governor’s Aide Over its Liquor License

The venue has found itself in a near-constant battle with the State Liquor Authority.

In the universe of New York City music venues, Avant Gardner is a behemoth.

Its total capacity of roughly 6,000 people — in the heart of an industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn — lags only behind arenas and stadiums like Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center in terms of size. And it’s enjoyed the support of a number of local elected officials since opening full-time in 2017, including Mayor Eric Adams. His close friend, Brooklyn power broker Frank Carone, was Avant Gardner's attorney before serving as the mayor's chief of staff last year.

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