Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, application to hold a coffee hour after worship, in front of 708 fifth Avenue and 7 West 55 Street (partial sidewalk and partial street use) on Sunday, September 7, 2008.
WHEREAS, Applicant's church is located at 708 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 55th Street; and
WHEREAS, Applicant desires to hold a recurring block party – a "Coffee Hour after Worship" - on 55th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on Sunday September 7, 2008; and
WHEREAS, Traffic along Fifth Avenue will not be affected, although Applicant will use the sidewalk along its Fifth Avenue entrance for velvet ropes, a red carpet, and the like, directing people to the festivities on the side street; and
WHEREAS, The event will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, with set up beginning no earlier than 7:00 am and break down no later than 5:00 pm; and
WHEREAS, Applicant expects attendance of approximately 1,500 people throughout the day for the event; and
WHEREAS, There will be no vendors at the event and there will be no amplified sound; and
WHEREAS, Coffee and light food will be served at the event; and
WHEREAS, Applicant has made satisfactory plans for sanitation and security throughout the event; and
WHEREAS, The street location of the proposed block party is predominately a commercial area, although there will be some potential impact on residents Applicant has held the same event for several years without complaints; 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 coffee hour after worship, in front of 708 Fifth Avenue (sidewalk only) and 7 West 55 Street (partial sidewalk and partial street use) on Sunday, September 7, 2008; 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 24 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.