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PC Richard/HP computers/Sex and the City 2 promotional event in Union Square, May 25th, 11am-2pm

WHEREAS, Community Board Five takes its role in the review of applications for Parks Special Events seriously and requests an opportunity to review the application before a permit is granted by the Parks Department Special Permit Office; and

WHEREAS, PC Richard & Son and HP Computers have submitted an application for a special event promoting Vivianne Tam HP Netbook/Notebook computers and the release of the feature film "Sex and the City 2" to be conducted in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, According to the application, a 20' x 20' space called "Carrie's Closet" will give park patrons the opportunity to check out new products from HP, record a scene from the movie, and enter to win a sweepstakes; and

WHEREAS, The applicant was invited yet failed to attend Community Board Five's Parks Committee meeting on April 5, 2010 to present their proposal for review and therefore any questions that the committee might have had regarding this event could not be addressed; and

WHEREAS, There is no indication that this would be anything beyond a purely promotional event; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by PC Richard & Son/HP Computers to hold a special event in Union Square Park on Tuesday May 25th, 2010.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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