(Altered) Street Permit Applications - Applications for street fair applications by St Patrick's Cathedral and by the American Diabetes Association
WHEREAS, Community Board Five has received street activity applications for St. Patrick's Cathedral Young Adults, on Madison Avenue, between 42nd and 57th Streets, on Sunday, October 30 and American Diabetes Association, on Madison Avenue, between 42nd and 57th Streets, on Saturday, November 5; 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 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 combines these two events, utilizing Madison Avenue between 50th and 57th Streets for St. Patrick's and Madison Avenue between 42nd and 50th Streets for American Diabetes Association on October 30th, 2011; Therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the above-mentioned applications WITH THE CONDITION that the two events are combined, utilizing Madison Avenue between 50th and 57th Streets for St. Patrick's and Madison Avenue between 42nd and 50th Streets for American Diabetes Association on October 30th , 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.