Street Activities Permit Policies Amendment
WHEREAS, Community Board Five approved the attached Street Activity Permit Policies on May 13, 2002; and
WHEREAS, These Policies have proven to be effective in improving the quality and mitigate the impact of street activities within Community Board Five; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five has become increasingly saturated with street activities which create traffic and pedestrian problems, interfere with public transportation, and require the use of Police and Sanitation resources, among other considerations; and
WHEREAS, The Board has reviewed its current policies and has decided to amend said policies to further improve the quality and mitigate the impact of street activities in Community Board Five; therefore be it
RESOLVED, The following additional Street Activity Policies are hereby approved:
The Sponsor of the event should have a nexus or proximity to the location of the event, unless the Community Board makes an exception.
The 7 to 14 day neighborhood posting, required of the event producers, should include a distinctive red or pink-colored posting; any BIDs affected by the street activity will be notified so that their sanitation workers do not inadvertently remove the postings before the event; where practical, major property owners/managers should be notified by mail of the event.
In order to minimize the number of blocks that the event requires, an effort will be made for each continuing block of the event to have a minimum of 25 or 30 venders depending on the size of the block front and configuration of the booths or tables.
Producers/operators of the events will endeavor to upgrade the caliber of the vendors by offering space either free or at a deep discount to not- for-profit vendors or individual crafts artisans. Local restaurants should be encouraged to participate, rather than food vendors that generally limit their activities to street events. Producers will not allow counterfeit goods to be sold.
Sponsors of events are encouraged to use cross streets rather than avenues.
Producers/operators of events are required to supplement New York City Department of Sanitation workers with their own crews and trash basket bagging, including cleaning the adjacent streets which may be affected by litter during the event.