768 Fifth Avenue, CPS Hospitality LLC, application for an unenclosed sidewalk cafe with 12 tables and 24 seats.
WHEREAS, The applicant CPS Hospitality LLC, is applying for a revocable consent for a sidewalk café, at 768 Fifth Avenue, aka The Plaza Hotel, in front of the Oak Room, on Central Park South, and
WHEREAS, The proposed sidewalk café would be 50 feet long and 8 feet wide, would have 12 tables and 24 seats, would have no heater in winter, no awning or canopy, and
WHEREAS, The proposed sidewalk café would be located 15 feet from a subway entrance, and would leave 8 feet of clear pathway at its narrowest point, and
WHEREAS, Pedestrian traffic is moderate to heavy reaching high congestion at peak times, forcing pedestrians to walk on the street, thus creating an unsafe condition, and
WHEREAS, If approved, the numerous sidewalk cafes located on Central Park South would create a narrow pedestrian corridor unable to accommodate the pedestrian flow, and
WHEREAS, 2,000 pedestrians have been killed in motor vehicle collisions on the streets of New York City in the past 12 years and each day approximately 35 pedestrians are struck by autos in NYC and pedestrian safety is a crucial concern for Community Board 5, therefore be it,
RESOLVED, That Community Board 5 recommends denial of the application for a revocable consent for a sidewalk café located at 768 Fifth Avenue, in front of the Oak Room, on Central Park South.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 32 in favor; 2 opposed; 1 abstaining; and 1 present not entitled to vote.