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Chin Chih Yang request to conduct an art exhibit event in Union Square Park on Saturday August 1, 2009

WHEREAS, Community Board Five takes its role in the review of applications for Parks Special Events seriously and requests an opportunity to review the application before a permit is granted by the Parks Department Special Permit Office; and

WHEREAS, Chin Chih Yang has submitted an application seeking permission to install seven (7) blocks of ice in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Saturday August 1, 2009 between the hours of 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM, requiring set-up to begin at 8:00 AM, and clean-up to be completed by 8:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, The size of each block of ice ranges from 8’-0” to 10’-0” in length and 3’-0” to 5’-0” in height; and

WHEREAS, The installation and removal of the ice will abide by Department of Transportation regulations; and

WHEREAS, This proposed art installation is sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and

WHEREAS, The proposed art exhibit event would give participants the opportunity to interact with large, melting blocks of ice on a hot summer day, as well as with the artist himself; and

WHEREAS, The event is free of charge to all participants, and there will be no sale merchandise or food, nor will there be any advertising materials distributed; and

WHEREAS, It is anticipated that several hundred of people may attend the proposed event throughout the course of the day; and

WHEREAS, The proposed event is one which does not require a large amount of space, is brief in duration, does not have a commercial intent, and may offer some public benefit due to its attempt to educate the public on global warming; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Chin Chih Yang for an art exhibit event in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Saturday August 1, 2009.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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