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Consents & Variances

117 West 57th Street, Alfredo’s Coal Oven Pizzeria Corp., application for an unenclosed sidewalk café with 2 tables and 8 seats.

WHEREAS, Applicant is the operator of a restaurant at 117 West 57th Street; and

WHEREAS, Applicant is applying for a revocable consent to install a Small Unenclosed Sidewalk café with 2 tables and 8 seats and would occupy a width of 6'6," leaving 13'5" of sidewalk space for pedestrian traffic; and

WHEREAS, The location of the proposed sidewalk café is predominately a commercial area, and there is little potential for negative impact on residents at that location, if any; and

WHEREAS, The minimal size of the proposed sidewalk café would have minor impact on pedestrian traffic; and

WHEREAS, Although a regular sized sidewalk café is not permitted at this location under Department of Consumer Affairs regulations, a "small" café (as defined in the DCA regulations) is permitted; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five believes that this is an appropriate location for a sidewalk café of this size and nature; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of a revocable consent for a "small" unenclosed sidewalk café with 2 tables and 8 seats at 117 West 57th Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 24 in favor; 2 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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