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Central Park Conservancy, application to replace urns at Bow Bridge in Central Park at the 72nd Street Lake

WHEREAS, The Central Park Conservancy is in the process of restoring the shoreline and landscape at the 72nd Street Lake area and is proposing to replace eight missing cast iron urns that existed historically at Bow Bridge; and

WHEREAS, Historic photographs show the urns in place at the bridge for about 60 years, from the time the bridge was built in 1860 until about 1920; and

WHEREAS, One original urn, now in storage, will be used as a model for the reproductions to be made of cast iron to match the originals at a cost of $100,000; and

WHEREAS, The replacement urns will be well secured to prevent vandalism or theft and they will be used for planting of seasonal flowers; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the restoration of the eight cast iron urns.

The above resolution recommending approval by a vote of 28 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstention.

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