Union Square Hospitality Group
WHEREAS, Union Square Hospitality Group has applied for:
A special events permit for the use of Madison Square Park for a Big Apple Barbeque on Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th ; and
A Street Activity permit for Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th on Madison Avenue, between East 23rd and East 26th Streets, and
WHEREAS, The applicant remains aware of the continuing concerns of the residential community about noise, litter, property damage, and security as they relate to the use of Madison Square Park for large-scale special events; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five is aware of the problems caused by the unparalleled number of additional events of street activities in the Madison Square area and these problems multiply when major thoroughfare is closed; and
WHEREAS, The applicant's event has far outgrown the Madison Square Park area's capacity, therefore Community Board Five would like to see this event be directed to a more suitable and less often used location; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by Union Square Hospitality Group a Street Activity and Parks Special Event permit and urges the city to work with the applicant to find an alternative location for the applicant's event.The above resolution passed with a vote of 23 in favor, 12 opposed, 1 abstention.