National Park Service, application to hold a block party on 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South on Sunday, October 26, 2008.
WHEREAS, Applicant operates a National Historic Site in a four-story brownstone at 28 East 20th Street as the birthplace of President Theodore Roosevelt; and
WHEREAS, Applicant desires to hold a new block party on 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South on Sunday, October 26, 2008, to celebrate the 150th birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt; and
WHEREAS, This will be a one-time only event; and
WHEREAS, Applicant requested a set up time of 6:00 am but agreed to delay set up on this residential block until 8:00 am. The event will run from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and will be broken down before 7:00 pm; and
WHEREAS, Applicant expects attendance of approximately 800-1,000 people throughout the day for the event; and
WHEREAS, Applicant expects to have 4 arts and crafts vendors 8 food vendors and 2 other vendors at the event; and
WHEREAS, Applicant proposes to have 2 twenty-five minute marching band performances at the event; and
WHEREAS, Applicant has made extensive plans for sanitation and security throughout the event, through the National Park Ranger Service and otherwise; and
WHEREAS, The event has been thoroughly thought out, planned and presented and is expected to be run in a similarly effective manner; and
WHEREAS, Although the street location of the proposed block party is predominately a residential area, and there will be some potential impact on residents, Applicant has made efforts to be sensitive to the needs of the residential community; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of a block party on 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South on Sunday, October 26, 2008 with the understanding that this will be a one-time only 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 25 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.