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230 FIFTH AVENUE-230 FA LLC, ALTERATION TO AN EXISTING LIQUOR LICENSE

WHEREAS, The applicant, 230 FA LLC, operates a restaurant/lounge known as "230 FIFTH" located on the 20th floor and rooftop of 230 Fifth Avenue, New York;

WHEREAS, The applicant has notified Community Board Five of its intent to file an alteration application with the New York State Liquor Authority to add approximately 2,500 square feet of completely enclosed space on the 20th floor to be used primarily as a private banquet room;

WHEREAS, The additional space will not increase the occupancy of the premises as a whole and it is not expected that patrons of the new banquet room will increase the use of the outdoor space at the premises;

WHEREAS, The applicant is aware of previous complaints regarding the operation by residents, mostly about noise and excessive amplified music emanating from the unenclosed rooftop area of the premises and crowds of patrons lined up outside the ground floor entrance to the building;

WHEREAS, Although the disturbances caused by the operation have been less severe in recent months, the applicant has agreed to meet with members of CB5 to address the community's concerns and to prevent further disturbance to the community; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of an alteration application to add approximately 2,500 square feet of completely enclosed space on the 20th floor of 230 Fifth Avenue to be used primarily as a private banquet room.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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