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Application to reconstruct the park entrance landscape and paths at the East 69th Street entrance to Central Park

WHEREAS, the Central Parks Conservancy has proposed work that is largely in-kind, in a very limited entry area adjacent to the East 69th street entry including:

WHEREAS, Consistent with other park entrances, a low, black pipe rail fence will be added to protect the entrance plantings, and a granite threshold stone will be added at the perimeter wall opening, and

WHEREAS, In keeping with their park-wide bench policy, approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and in effect since 1994, the existing wood-and-concrete benches will be replaced with World's Fair (wood-and-cast iron) benches, which is the approved bench type for park entrances, and

WHEREAS, This work requires applications for approval from the Landmarks Preservation (LPC) and Public Design Commissions (PDC) and LPC has reviewed and approved the application at the staff level, and they are in the process of submitting an application to PDC, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of Central Park Conservancy's proposal for the reconstruction of the East 69th Street entrance to Central Park.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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