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130 East 59th Street, United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York Inc, application to install 33 stainless security bollards

WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing to install 33 stainless steel clad security bollards in front of the property at 130 East 59th street; and

WHEREAS, The plan is to install 31 bollards at the curb and two bollards (one on each side) in the center of the sidewalk; and

WHEREAS, The applicant recognizes that the proposed site is heavily congested with pedestrian traffic; and

WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing to add three feet to the sidewalk to accommodate the bollards so as to not further add to the pedestrian congestion; and

WHEREAS, The NYPD Counter-Terrorism Task Force has approved this security plan; and

WHEREAS, The Department of Transportation has approved this plan; and

WHEREAS, Safety and security are critical concern for Community Board Five; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to install 33 security bollards in front of 130 East 59th Street.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 29 in favor, 2 opposed, 1 abstention.

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