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Consents & Variances

Columbus Circle and Broadway, application by Museum of Arts and Design to install benches.

WHEREAS, The Museum of Arts and Design is applying for a revocable consent to install benches outside of its facility, and

WHEREAS, The museum has commissioned 2 artists to conceive and manufacture benches as follows:

WHEREAS, The Museum of Arts and Design has committed to monitoring the granite and clay benches to prevent them from being used as a sleeping area, and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five believes the layout of the three wrought iron benches would have a negative impact on pedestrian traffic, as the one bench installed in the middle of the sidewalk could cause tripping when pedestrian flow is heavy, therefore be it


RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends partial denial for a revocable consent as follows:

The above resolution passed by a vote of 30 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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