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Grand Central Marketing application to conduct a special event in Greeley Square Park on Saturday July 24, 2010

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, Grand Central Marketing has submitted an application for an event promoting a new Warner Bros. clothing  line to be sold at JC Penney, which would take place in Greeley Square on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; and

WHEREAS, Setup for the proposed event would begin at 12:00 midnight and end at 4pm; and

WHEREAS, The event would include amplified sound, a meet and greet with gymnast Nastia Liukin, performances by local gymnasts, plus a fashion show, stretch class and dance routines; and

WHEREAS, Postcards of Nastia Liukin will be handed out for autographs; and

WHEREAS, The proposed event is mostly commercial in nature and would take up the entire footprint of the park thus preventing community use of the park area and hindering foot traffic through the area; therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application for the JC Penney/Warner Bros. event in Greeley Park on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 25 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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