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Tord/Target Lighting Installation in Union Square Park

WHEREAS, Target has proposed a holiday art exhibit in the north end of Union Square Park from December 4-26, 2006; and

WHEREAS, Target has launched a Tord Boontje campaign and Target has asked Boontje to create this holiday art exhibit; and

WHEREAS, Torde Boontje is a Dutch designer whose designs and products receive acclaim from around the world; and

WHEREAS, Target will be making a contribution of $75,000 to the NYC Parks Department to display this holiday art exhibit; and

WHEREAS, Target has been a strong corporate supporter of New York City parks through a variety of efforts; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the Target sponsored holiday art exhibit known as "Tord in the Park" subject to the following:

  1. Special attention must be paid to safety issues regarding the holiday art exhibit by City Parks Officials.
  2. Assurances that advertising signage will be kept to a minimum.
  3. City Parks Officials will use "best efforts" that more than $15,000 of the $75,000 will be allocated to supporting Union Square Park and further on the allocation issue, the allocation should be clearly identifiable through economic benefit to Union Square Park.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 29 in favor, 8 opposed, 1 abstention.

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