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Consents & Variances

Union Square Hospitality Group

WHEREAS, Union Square Hospitality Group has applied for:

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.

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