(altered) Street Permit Application - Applications for Street fairs by The Workmen's Circle and by Daytop
WHEREAS, Community Board Five has received street activity applications for The Workmen's Circle, Inc., on Madison Avenue, between 42nd and 57th Streets, on Sunday August 14 and for Daytop, on Madison Avenue, between 42nd and 57th Street, on Sunday, August 21; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five acknowledges the great contributions these organizations have made to New York City and CB5; and
WHEREAS, In order to be fair and impartial, Community Board Five adheres to the policy of not judging street fair applications on the merits of the organization but on tangible facts such as business address of organization and impact on the community; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five recognizes the significant negative impact a high number of street fair and street closures have on a neighborhood and the board is actively trying to reduce the number of street festivals in highly saturated areas; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five adopted the following recommendation within the Street Festival Task Force: "In the instance of two events occurring on the same avenue/ neighborhood on adjacent weekends, the two events should instead share two distinct areas within the same avenue/ neighborhood on the same day so as to reduce the overall frequency of festivals within the district "; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five requests that Mardi Gras Festivals and Clearview Productions work together to find a collaborative way to combine these two events, utilizing Madison Avenue between 50th and 57th Streets for Workmen's Circle and Madison Avenue between 42nd and 50th Streets for Daytop on August 21st, 2011; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the above-mentioned applications WITH THE CONDITION that the two applications are combined utilizing Madison Avenue between 50th and 57th Streets for Workmen's Circle and Madison Avenue between 42nd and 50th Streets for Daytop on August 21st, 2011; and be it further
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recognizes that due to SAPO regulations, SAPO may not be able to honor this request at this time; but with an eye toward the future, CB5 looks forward to working closely with SAPO and CECM to resolve this and other similar issues.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 28 in favor; 0 opposed; 2 abstaining.