60 West 55th Street, BB at 55th & 5th LLC, application for a new unenclosed sidewalk café with 3 tables and 6 seats.
WHEREAS, Applicant is opening a new restaurant, Benoit, to be operated by Groupe Alain Ducasse, a known and reputable restaurant operator; and
WHEREAS, Applicant, is applying for a revocable consent to install an unenclosed sidewalk café at 60 West 55th Street; and
WHEREAS, The proposed sidewalk café would have 3 tables and 6 seats and would occupy a width of 4'11," leaving 12'11" of sidewalk space for pedestrian traffic; and
WHEREAS, The location of the proposed sidewalk café is predominately a commercial area, and there is be 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, 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 an unenclosed sidewalk café with 3 tables and 6 seats at 60 West 55th Street.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 20 in favor; 6 opposed; 1 abstaining.