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BSA # 106-10BZ, 240 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor, bet. 7th & 8th Avenues, Harmony Spa, application to legalize the operation of a physical culture establishment.

WHEREAS, HARMONY Spa is applying for a legalization of a Heath and Physical Culture Establishment; and

WHEREAS, The establishment is 1761 square feet and operates as a spa offering a menu of facials, body treatments and massages, catering mainly to women; and

WHEREAS, The proposed site is located within an M1-6 zoning district; and

WHEREAS, Upon inspection, the establishment appears to be a legitimate spa and physical culture establishment; and

WHEREAS, Harmony Spa opened for business on June 2, 2009 with a special permit from BSA, a legal status that has not been unusual for physical culture establishments under BSA's current permitting process; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for legalization of BSA special permit for the legalization of a health and physical culture establishment at 240 West 38th Street, and that CB5 recommends BSA reschedule its permitting process for physical culture establishments in order to provide final permits on a more timely basis.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 26 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining. 

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