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Eventi Hotel, application for a flower market at 851 Avenue of the Americas, between 29th and 30th Street, on Tuesday, June 8.

WHEREAS The applicant, Eventi Hotel, wants to hold a flower market ("Event") in conjunction with its ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the Hotel on June 8, 2010 between 8 AM and 2 PM; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant wants to celebrate its opening with its neighbors and recognize the significance of the flower district; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant will provide up to 20 booths (free of charge) along the sidewalk for neighborhood retail florists to sell flowers at the event; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant has made good faith efforts to reach out to the neighborhood florists to participate in the event; and

WHEREAS, The event will have no other vendors; and

WHEREAS, The proposed sidewalk is not normally overcrowded or overly congested; and

WHEREAS, The event will be open to the public; and

WHEREAS, There will be a stage (projecting out 6' onto the sidewalk and leaving a clearance of 9' for pedestrians) and amplified sound but for speeches only (no music); and

WHEREAS, The street on which the event will take place is mainly commercial, with no residential buildings to impact; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant will conduct clean up at its sole cost through the hotel staff and provide security through the hotel's security; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant has agreed to contact the police precinct and submit a security plan for approval or confirmation by NYPD; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the Flower Market on the western sidewalk of Avenue of the Americas between 29th Street and 30th Street on June 8, 2010.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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