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The Korea Times& KAAGNY, application to hold a block party on 32nd Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue on Saturday, October 4, 2008.

WHEREAS, Joint Applicants, The Korea Times and the Korean American Association for Greater New York desire to hold a recurring block party on 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue on Saturday October 4, 2008 for the celebration of Korea Day; and

WHEREAS, The event will take place from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, with set up beginning no earlier than 6:00 am and of the proposed block party break down no later than 9:00 pm; and

WHEREAS, There will be 10 merchandise vendors, 10 food vendors and 5 other vendors at the event;

WHEREAS, There will be amplified sound at the event no earlier than noon and no later than 6:00 pm.  Applicant expects to have three hours of live entertainment during that time; and

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

WHEREAS, Applicant has held the same event for several years without complaints; and

WHEREAS, The event has been thoroughly thought out, planned and presented and is expected to be run in a similarly effective manner; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That, Community Board Five recommends approval of a block party on 32nd Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue on Saturday, October 4, 2008; and be it further

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five strongly urges SAPO to work with Community Board Five to reduce the negative impact caused by the numerous street closures (street fairs, parades, TV & movies filming) occurring within the district boundaries.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 23 in favor; 2 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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