Request for a Street co-naming to “R.H. Macy Way” from Broadway & West 34th Street to Seventh
Avenue & West 34th Street
WHEREAS, The applicant, Macy’s department store wants to temporarily co-name 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue “R.H. Macy Way,” in honor of its founder R.H. Macy; and
WHEREAS, R.H. Macy, the founder of Macy’s Department Store, contributed to revolutionizing retail in America by developing the concept of the modern
department store and is credited with bringing Santa Claus in store to New York as well as the first in-store dining with a soda fountain; and
WHEREAS, The street blade will be temporarily installed for 1 month, from October 15th to November 15th, 2008, marking the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Macy’s department store; and
WHEREAS, The cost of installation and removal of the
blades will be borne by the applicant; and
WHEREAS, Community Board 5 is usually not in favor of street co-namings but due to the temporary nature of the application, it feels it is appropriate; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board 5 recommends approval of the application for the temporary co-naming of West 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue, and be it furthermore
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five would not support an application for a permanent co-naming of West 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 26 in favor; 6 opposed; 5 abstentions.