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Application for Daffy's 50th Anniversary Cakewalk in Greeley Square Park on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

WHEREAS, Alliance has submitted an application to celebrate Daffy's 50th Anniversary with a Cakewalk in Greeley Square Park; and

WHEREAS, The event would take place on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with set-up beginning at 12:00 am and clean-up concluding by 11:00 pm; and

WHEREAS, The event would consist of a fashion show and media interviews in honor of Daffy's 50th anniversary and in celebration of Daffy's presence as a local retailer; and

WHEREAS, Although the event would utilize a stage, runway and amplified sound, no site plan or signage plan was presented to Community Board Five; and

WHEREAS, The 34th Street Partnership is supportive of this event as a way to engage a local retailer in the business improvement district; and

WHEREAS, Daffy's will make a $35,000 contribution to the 34th Street Partnership in connection with this event; and

WHEREAS, While Community Board Five acknowledges that Greeley Square Park is located with the Fashion District and that a fashion show is appropriate for this area, this event primarily benefits a single commercial retailer; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five generally discourages commercial use of New York City parks; and

WHEREAS, Without a site plan or a signage plan, Community Board Five is unable judge the scale of the event within the park or the extent of the commercial presence; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application from Alliance for a Daffy's 50th Anniversary Cakewalk event in Greeley Square Park on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 36 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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