401-415 Seventh Avenue and 1275-1299 Broadway – application by Bally Sports Clubs, Inc. for a ten-year extension of the special permit to operate a Physical culture establishment
WHEREAS, In 1986, a predecessor of Bally Sports Clubs, Inc. was granted a special permit (which was subsequently amended several times) to operate a physical culture establishment in the Hotel Pennsylvania, aka Penta Hotel (401-415 Seventh Avenue), which currently extends into the adjoining Manhattan Mall (1275-1299 Broadway); and
WHEREAS, The special permit expired on January 15, 2006, and, in accordance with an application filed pursuant to Section 72-01 of the Zoning Resolution, Bally Sports Clubs, Inc. is seeking a ten-year extension; and
WHEREAS, There are no changes contemplated in the floor plan of the physical culture establishment, there are no pending violations, and there is no record of any complaints received regarding the operation of the facility; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the request for a ten-year extension of the special permit of Bally Sports Clubs, Inc. to operate a physical culture establishment at the Hotel Pennsylvania aka Penta Hotel (401-415 Seventh Avenue), which extends into the adjoining Manhattan Mall (1275-1299 Broadway).The above resolution passed with a vote of 34 in favor, 0 opposed, 2 abstentions.