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Bryant Park Kiosk Locations (2) - 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues - "Wichcraft Operating LLC" - application for beer and wine license

WHEREAS, "Wichcraft Operating, LLC," has applied for beer and wine licenses for two kiosk locations in Bryant Park, 42nd Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues; and

WHEREAS, The applicant proposes to cordon off an area for beer and wine consumption that limits and provides less space for public use; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five has many questions regarding this application, i.e., size, tables, seating, hours of operation, etc.; and

WHEREAS, "Wichcraft Operating, LLC" did not provide plans as requested, or send a representative to the Public Safety/Quality of Life committee meeting on Monday, December 5, 2005 who could answer such questions; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five, along with other agencies, organizations and residents, is on record and has expressed concern that Bryant Park has become largely a venue for commercial and private events, thereby ultimately failing to restore to the public its only parkland oasis away from the busy midtown area; and

RESOLVED, Community Board Five opposes granting beer and wine licenses for two kiosk locations in Bryant Park as requested by "Wichcraft Operating, LLC," since we do not have answers to questions and concerns that we have including private/public use of Bryant Park and the cordoned off areas that limit space/access to the public.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 21 in favor, 6 opposed, 2 abstentions.

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