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NYC Parks, Union Square Street Sessions event

WHEREAS, The New York City Parks Department would like to host a professional snowboarding demonstration event with product and gear demonstrations in the north Plaza of Union Square Park on February 7, 2008; and

WHEREAS, The event is free and excess sponsorship proceeds will fund and promote a free youth snowboarding fitness program in Central Park on February 9; and

WHEREAS, The event was held last year and received positive feedback; and

WHEREAS, The event will encourage park use at an otherwise slow time of year; and

WHEREAS, The technology used to amplify sound is designed to minimize disturbance to neighbors; and

WHEREAS, We have concerns regarding the commercial nature of the event, and its duration, beginning at 7 am, ending at 9 pm with clean up ending at midnight; therefore be it  

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by the NYC Parks, Union Square Street Sessions event in Union Square Park for Saturday February 7, 2008.

The above resolution passedby a vote of 19 in favor; 12 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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