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Consents & Variances

Encore Community Services, application to hold a Street Festival

WHEREAS, Encore Community Services is a not-for-profit organization serving the elderly, whose main offices are located within Community Board Five; and

WHEREAS, Encore Community Services has filed an application to host a street festival on 52nd Street between Madison Avenue and 7th Avenue, on Saturday, October 25th, 2008 between 8am and 8pm (from setup to breakdown); and

WHEREAS, After convening with Community Board Five’s Consents & Variances Committee on November 7th 2007, Encore Community Services agreed to comply with CB5 street activity policies by starting setup no earlier than 9am and by requesting a street activity permit for two blocks instead of three blocks, (on West 52nd Street between 5th & 7th Avenues), to reduce the adverse impact of the street fair on vehicular traffic; and

WHEREAS, Encore Community Services has been organizing this event for over 20 years, without any complaints from neighbors; and

WHEREAS, Encore Community Services is using the services of a producer, Mort and Ray Productions, and will have food vendors, clothing vendors, crafts vendors and a small stage measuring 12’x16’ where a live band will perform jazz music; and

WHEREAS, The purpose of the event is to raise funds for Encore Community Services; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of a street activity permit on West 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue on October 25th, 2008.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 21 in favor; 7 opposed; 4 abstaining.

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