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Big Apple Barbecue Block Party LLC

WHEREAS, Union Square Hospitality Group has applied for:

WHEREAS, The applicant remains aware of the continuing concerns of the residential community about noise, litter, property damage, and security as they relate to the use of Madison Square Park for large-scale special events; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five request that the New York Police Department supervise the set up and break down Friday night before and Sunday night after the event to minimize noise to the surrounding community; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed that sponsorship will benefit the community; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five is aware of the problems caused by the unparalleled number of additional events of street activities in the Madison Square area; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five recommends that all seating in the park be open to the public; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Union Square Hospitality Group a Street Activity and Parks Special Event permit.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 17 in favor, 14 opposed, 1 abstention.

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