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1345 Avenue of the Americas, (Osteria Del Circo), application for a renewal of a certification from the Department of City Planning for an open air café pursuant to Z.R. Section 37-05

WHEREAS, The applicant, the owner of Osteria Del Circo, operates a restaurant at 1365 Sixth Avenue, aka 120 West 55th Street, which includes a 567 square foot open air café on the West 55th Street frontage; and

WHEREAS, The open air café requires a certification from the Department of City Planning because it is located next to Fisher Park and is in the Midtown Special District; and

WHEREAS, The certification was originally approved in 1996, renewed in 1999 and recertified in 2002, all with the approval of Community Board Five, and the Applicant is requesting a renewal of the certification with no changes; and

WHEREAS, The open air comprises no more than 19 movable tables with seating for 46 persons; and

WHEREAS, No complaints relating to the open air café have been received, and the applicant has maintained the open air café in an excellent manner; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of renewal of the certification for an open air cafe.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 25 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.

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