Application to rename 26th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue “MADISON SQUARE NORTH
WHEREAS, A request was made by Walter & Samuels, Inc. to rename 26th Street, between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue “Madison Square North”; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five has traditionally opposed such installations unless certain criteria are met, including a special relationship between the honoree, New York City and the location where the blade is to be installed; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five does not feel that such a relationship exists in this case; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five is also concerned with the impact of additional street blades on the city landscape;
WHEREAS, Community Board Five’s Consents and Variances Committee voted against this request in September 2005 but was asked to withdraw their resolution in order for another presentation to be made in October; and
WHEREAS, The applicant did not attend the October 2005 meeting to address the committee’s concerns; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five does not support the request for street renaming of 26th Street, between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue “Madison Square North”.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 25 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.