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Application by Marlin Entertainment to exhibit an eight minute long film promoting AMC's "Breaking Bad" in union square on Thursday March 18, 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, Marlin Entertainment has submitted an application to promote AMC Television's new program "Breaking Bad" in the north plaza of Union Square Park on Thursday March 18, 2010, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM; and

WHERAS, The applicant has proposed to have a 53'-0" long, 92 seat mobile movie trailer parked in the north plaza of Union Square, in which screenings of an eight minute long film promoting "Breaking Bad" would be exhibited throughout the day; and

WHEREAS, The mobile movie trailer is almost entirely emblazoned in promotional signage; and

WHEREAS, This proposed event would feature corporate sponsors, logos and products that constitute 100% commercial use of Union Square Park, and Community Board Five has repeatedly denied access to its parks for events that are strictly or predominantly commercial; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by Marlin Entertainment to present a promotional screening of AMC Television's "Breaking Bad" in Union Square Park on Thursday March 18, 2010.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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