19 East 26th Street, SDNY 19 MAD PARK, LLC d/b/a SD26/ New Application for Unenclosed Sidewalk Café with 7 Tables and 14 Seats
WHEREAS, SDNY 19 MAD PARK, LLC (SD26) is applying for an unenclosed sidewalk café at 19 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues); and
WHEREAS, The proposed sidewalk café would have 7 Tables and 14 Seats, encompassing a total serving area of only 163 sq.ft.; and
WHEREAS, The sidewalk café would allow for more than 9 feet from the curb for unobstructed pedestrian traffic; and
WHEREAS, The SD26 is located on the New York Gift Building, a landmark building in the Madison Square North Historic District; and
WHEREAS, The applicant has obtained a "Certificate Of No Effect" from the NYCLPC allowing for "...an unenclosed sidewalk café consisting of 7 tables with chairs and moveable railings..." (Docket # 120541 / CNE# 12-1435); and
WHEREAS, The applicant agreed to the Committee's requirements for sidewalk café operating hours of Sunday through Wednesday 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM and Thursday through Saturday till 11:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, The applicant agreed to move existing planters to limit any additional impediments to sidewalk traffic; and
WHEREAS, No comment or objection was raised by members of the public; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval for an unenclosed sidewalk café, with 7 tables and 14 seats, at 19 East 26th Street, d/b/a SD26.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 17 in favor; 13 opposed; 1 abstaining.