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Consents & Variances

39 West 55th Street (bet.5th Ave. and Ave of the Americas), The Shoreham LLC d/b/a The Shoreham Hotel

WHEREAS, The applicant, The Shoreham LLC, is applying for a small unenclosed sidewalk café at 39 West 55th Street; and

WHEREAS, The sidewalk café currently has 4 round tables and 8 seats; and

WHEREAS, The proposed sidewalk café would leave 8' for pedestrian traffic; and

WHEREAS, The current configuration leaves too little space for pedestrian traffic; and

WHEREAS, Based on the CB5's concerns, the applicant has agreed to replace the round tables with rectangular ones which width shall not exceed 16 inches, and the tables shall be placed flush against the façade of the building; and

WHEREAS, The sidewalk café would close no later than 10 PM from Sunday to Wednesday, and 11 PM from Thursday to Saturday; and

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval with above conditions (rectangular tables with widths no larger than 16 inches placed flush against the building's façade) of the application for an unenclosed sidewalk café with 4 tables and 8 seats at 39 West 55th Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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