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Parks & Public Spaces

Styleta Inc., a not-for-profit organization, application to conduct a special event in Union 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, Styleta has submitted an application to conduct a clothing drive in Union Square Park on Saturday July 24, 2010 between 10:00AM and 5:00PM with 30 minutes each of set-up and break-down; and

WHEREAS, Styleta, Inc. is a not-for-profit, student-run organization that takes clothing donations and donates them to charity or sells them online and sends the proceeds to charities that support women's initiatives; and

WHEREAS, Styleta, Inc. wants to set up a table, chairs, a few bins, and a couple of posters in the South Plaza of Union Square Park to encourage people to give clothing to help people in need; and

WHEREAS, The applicant would have advertising materials on hand for people to learn more about their organization, but would not be actively handing them out; and

WHEREAS, The proposed event is one which does not require a large amount of space, does not have a commercial intent, and may offer some public benefit; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Styleta, Inc. to conduct a clothing drive in Union Square 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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