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Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM College), block party on 53rd Street

WHEREAS, The Laboratory Institute of Merchandising wants to hold a welcome party and orientation for new students to meet existing faculty and staff on 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, on August 16, 2009; and

WHEREAS, The applicant is a business school established in the 1930s and has held this event at other locations previously without incident; and

WHEREAS, The school is located at the proposed site; and

WHEREAS, Approximately 1,000 participants are expected at the event; and

WHEREAS, The event will have a few carnival-type activities, 5 vendors of school-related merchandise and 1 food vendor, being the school’s food service provider; and

WHEREAS; The event is to be held from noon to 5:00 p.m., with set up beginning no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and breakdown completed no later than 10:00 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, The applicant will have no stage or amplified sound and the street on which the event will take place is mainly commercial, with no residential buildings to impact; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to contact the police precinct and the Department of Sanitation to coordinate with those agencies; 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, That Community Board Five recommends approval of a block party on 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, on August 16, 2009.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 32 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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