There are few things in life we can imagine people would want more than a full-throttle, table-dancing, body-shot boasting bikini bar, but apparently that's not always the case: residents and local pols in Astoria rallied this week to keep one such proposed bikini bar from being granted a liquor license, complaining that it would ruin the neighborhood's character.

The bar, which is intended to have the ever-so-classy name, "Racks," is set to open at 19-26 Steinway St, which once housed a billiards club. It is close to a developing residential building currently under construction as well as a middle school and playground, and locals have raised alarm that such a venue would turn off incoming residents. "This establishment would have a negative effect on the development of this neighborhood," Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas told the Daily News. "Families will likely not want to move here."

Community Board 1 is also onboard with plans to keep "Racks" away, unanimously voting against granting it a liquor license after the bar owners allegedly refused to sign an agreement that the establishment would not become a topless bar. "Sex-related business like this one are not welcome in our residential neighborhood," State Senator Michael Gianaris told DNAinfo, voicing concern that such a bar would lead to increased violence against women in the neighborhood.

Meanwhile, Kerry Katsorhis, a lawyer for the bar owners, told DNAinfo that "there are no plans to alter it to an adult establishment." And the SLA told the Daily News they have yet to receive a liquor application from Racks, but if you're jonesing for a little bikini action on Steinway, fear not—Simotas says the street boasts two other bikini bars for your bro-tainment.