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Transportation & Environment

Hotel 57 Loading Zone

WHEREAS, Hotel 57, located at 130 East 57 Street, is an establishment of 130 rooms and has requested a Hotel Loading Zone in front of its establishment and meets the Department of Transportation rules permitting Hotel Loading Zones for any hotel with more than a hundred rooms; and

WHEREAS, The current rules prohibit parking between 6 am and 10 am and 3 pm and 7 pm so that the curb lane can serve as a bus lane; and

WHEREAS, At all other times the area in front of Hotel 57 serves as a taxi stand; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five supports leaving the parking restrictions for the bus lane during morning and evening rush hours; and

WHEREAS, Hotel 57 has agreed in writing to help police the loading zone to ensure that taxis, black cars, limousines and other vehicles stand in this area only for expeditious loading and unloading; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five supports the installation of a hotel loading zone in front of Hotel 57 in non-rush hours.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 36 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.   

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