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Applications from Union Square Partnership for their 2019 Roster of Programming

WHEREAS, The Union Square Partnership (”Applicant”) is a neighborhood BID and a community-based organization working to ensure the best possible neighborhood for its residents, businesses and visitors; and

WHEREAS, Applicant is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that works to provide the Union Square district's continued growth; and,

WHEREAS, Applicant has submitted applications for their roster of annual programming for 2019, comprised of:

WHEREAS, With the exception of “Harvest in the Square”, which is an annual fundraiser, all events are free and open to the public; and

WHEREAS, Set-up for each proposed special event would begin no earlier than 6:00 PM the evening
before the event (upon expiration of the Greenmarket permit, when relevant), and dismantling and cleanup
to be completed before 6:00 AM on the morning following the event; and

WHEREAS, There is a long-standing precedent for these events in Union Square Park, with support from
surrounding stakeholders; and

WHEREAS, Applicant has agreed to provide Community Board Five with all information and renderings
of any sponsorship of any events, and that when presenting future event applications, that they will clearly
state whether those events are occurring concurrently with previously approved special events; and

WHEREAS, If there are any material changes in the event from previous years, i.e. signage, set-up, scale,
location, and/or ancillary activities, Applicant has agreed to return and present these changes to
Community Board Five; and,

WHEREAS, Applicant’s programs include sanitation, public safety, economic development and
marketing services, and investment in the beautification and maintenance of Union Square Park, a crown
jewel of the district; and

WHEREAS, Applicant has an impeccable record of reliable and clear presentations to the public and
execution of their events; and

WHEREAS, Applicant has shown diligence in applying recommendations and suggestions from
Community Board Five; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the applications from Union Square
Partnership for their 2019 Roster of Programming.

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