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Consents & Variances

Persian Day Parade Post-Parade Event, on Madison Ave. between 25th and 26th Streets; Sunday, April 15th, 2012

WHEREAS, The organizers of the Persian Day Parade are seeking a permit to hold a post-parade event in and around Madison Square Park on April 15th, 2012; and

WHEREAS, This event was held in 2010 and 2011 without being properly permitted by city agencies, with no cooperation or compliance on the part of the applicant, and in violation of SAPO policy; and

WHEREAS, Due to the applicant's non-compliance, this event is not included in the newly adopted Madison Square Park task force findings and resolution unanimously approved by CB5; and

WHEREAS, CB5's newly adopted policy on Madison Square Park events limits the number of post-parade events to five, which is the 2011 level; and

WHEREAS, This event, as the sixth such event, would be in violation of CB5's Madison Square Park policy; and

WHEREAS, This event includes a partial street closure on Madison Avenue from 23rd to 26th streets; and

WHEREAS, This event has been applied for as a block party and both CB5 and SAPO have a policy of denial on New multi-block street closures, and this is a violation of that policy; and

WHEREAS, Event organizers did not provide a detailed plan and layout of their event; and

WHEREAS, CB5 continues to be concerned about the addition of another Madison Square Park event and park closure that further burdens the local residential population; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five finds this applicant to be non-compliant and in violation of policies set forth by both SAPO and CB5, and therefore Community Board Five recommends denial of the permit for a post-parade gathering following the Persian Day Parade on Madison Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets on Sunday, April 15th, 2012.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 26 in favor; 5 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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