City Center, application to hold a block party on 55th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues on Saturday, August 9, 2008.
WHEREAS, Applicant desires to hold a new block party on 55th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues on Saturday, August 9, 2008, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and
WHEREAS, This will be a one-time only event; and
WHEREAS, The requested hours for the event were from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, but the Applicant agreed to reduce the hours of the event to 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; and
WHEREAS, Applicant expects attendance of approximately 8,000 throughout the day for the event; and
WHEREAS, Applicant expects to have merchandise vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and food vendors at the event; and
WHEREAS, Applicant proposes to have amplified music and dance performances at the event; and
WHEREAS, The location of the proposed event is predominately a commercial area and there is be little potential for negative impact on residents at that location, if any; and
WHEREAS, Applicant has made satisfactory plans for sanitation and security throughout the event; and
WHEREAS, the event has been thoroughly thought out, planned and presented and is expected to be run in a similarly effective manner; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of a block party on 55th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues on Saturday, August 9, 2008 with the understanding that this will be a one-time event; and be it further
RESOLVED, Community Board Five strongly urges SAPO to work with Community Board Five to reduce the negative impact caused by the numerous street closures (street fairs, parades, TV & movies filming) occurring within the district boundaries.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 19 in favor; 5 opposed; 1 abstaining.