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106 East 57th Street, Application for a special permit to legalize the operation of an existing eating and drinking establishment, including entertainment (but no dancing), with a capacity for up to 20 persons...

WHEREAS, The proposed special permit before the Board of Standards and Appeals would  legalize the 2nd floor operation of an existing eating and drinking establishment (BLT Steak LLC), including entertainment (but no dancing); and

WHEREAS, This would apply to a private dining hall with seating for 10-14 people, with room for no more than 20 on a portion of the 2nd floor of the building; and

WHEREAS, The room will be used only for private reservation parties, and

WHEREAS, The dining room is 302 square feet; and

WHEREAS, The special permit would be in effect for no more than 5 years; and

WHEREAS, The room has been used in this capacity since 1977; and

WHEREAS, The room's operation will have no negative impact on the neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, Both the condo board and the restaurant owner are joint applicants; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the special permit for the operation of a private dining room at 106 East 57th Street.

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