Promotional event for the Red Bull Air Race - NYC & Company, Inc. application to conduct a special event in Union Square Park on Monday June 14, 2010, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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, NYC & Company, Inc. has submitted an application to conduct a special event in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Monday June 14, 2010, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM, requiring approximately 45 minutes to set-up and 45 minutes to dismantle and clean-up; and
WHEREAS, The proposed special event would promote the Red Bull Air Race, which is scheduled to be conducted on June 19 and 20 in Liberty State Park in Jersey City; and
WHEREAS, A 10'-0" X 20'-0" easy-up tent and flight simulator would be set-up for the proposed event; and
WHEREAS, Red Bull Air Race signage would be prominently displayed throughout the exhibit area; and
WHEREAS, Red Bull Air Race information and Red Bull beverage samples would be given out; and
WHEREAS, On May 26, 2010 one of the airplanes from the upcoming race was exhibited in the Times Square area, and it was entirely covered in branded signage; and
WHEREAS, The proposed special event would be conducted concurrently with the Greenmarket in the North Plaza of Union Square Park; and
WHEREAS, The event is commercial in nature, requiring a significant amount of time, offering very little public benefit; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by NYC & Company, Inc. to conduct a special event in Union Square Park on Monday June 14, 2010, in order to promote the Red Bull Air Race.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.