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Street Virus application to conduct a special event: Heroes of Olympus Book Reading in Greely Park on Saturday, October 1, 2011

WHEREAS, Street Virus has submitted an application on behalf of their client The Walt Disney Company to conduct a children's book reading  which would take place in Greeley Square on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; and

WHEREAS, Setup for the proposed event would begin at 8:00 am and end at 4:00 pm; and

WHEREAS, The event will be free of charge and open to the public, and

WHEREAS, The event will be advertised via the New York Public Library, local businesses and online publications, and

WHEREAS, During the event actors, dressed as characters from the book, will read and act out select scenes from the new book, and

WHEREAS, The event would include amplified sound, and free pamphlets and materials will be handed out, and

WHEREAS, The audience will be children, ages 9-14 and their parents, and

WHEREAS, The proposed event would be promoting a new Disney children's book, and

WHEREAS, Although the proposed event might be of some benefit to the community, the event also has a commercial nature the extent of which cannot be determined due to the applicant's lack of supporting materials - site plan, signage examples, amount and type of equipment being brought in; therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application for the Street Virus event in Greeley Park on Saturday, Oct 1, 2011.

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

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