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19 East 26th Street, SDNY 19 MAD PARK, LLC d/b/a SD26/ Renewal Application for Unenclosed Sidewalk Café with 7 Tables and 14 Seats

At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, May 09, 2013, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

WHEREAS, SDNY 19 MAD PARK, LLC (SD26) is re-applying for an unenclosed sidewalk café at 19 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues); and

WHEREAS, The proposed sidewalk café would have 7 Tables and 14 Seats, encompassing a total serving area of only 163 sq.ft.; and

WHEREAS, The sidewalk café would allow for more than 9 feet from the curb for unobstructed pedestrian traffic; and

WHEREAS, The SD26 is located in the New York Gift Building, a landmark building in the Madison Square North Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has obtained a "Certificate Of No Effect" from the NYCLPC allowing for "…an unenclosed sidewalk café consisting of 7 tables with chairs and moveable railings…" (Docket # 120541 / CNE# 12-1435); and

WHEREAS, The applicant agreed to the Committee's requirements for sidewalk café operating hours of Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM and Friday through Sunday 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM;

WHEREAS, The applicant agreed to use best efforts to remove the sidewalk café in instances where the weather is not conducive to sitting outside in order to limit the impact on pedestrian traffic and its neighbors; and

WHEREAS, The applicant agreed to ensure that the newly installed umbrella would not hover outside of the café barricades; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board 5 recommends approval of the renewal of the current unenclosed sidewalk café for SDNY 19 Mad Park, LLC d/b/a SD26, with 7 tables and 14 seats, at 19 East 26th Street (bet. 5th and Madison Avenues).

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