Only 24 hours after it was first reported that city Parks Department would not allow multiday festivals at Flushing Meadows Corona Park [see separate story], Community Board 9 passed a resolution supporting the agency’s decision.
The resolution, proposed by Land Use Committee Co-chairman Sherman Kane, was initially supposed to call on the agency to reject the proposals but changed after the decision was made.
Only one member voted against the resolution.
Although CB 9’s area only contains a small parcel of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Kane said he felt it “was important that we weigh in on this.”
The resolution did not address the proposed one-day concert at the park put forth by Live Nation.
CB 9 is not the only board to oppose the proposed park festivals. The Kew Gardens-based CB 6 has been an adamant opponent of the idea, along with Borough President Melinda Katz, who steadfastly opposes the multiday festivals and the Live Nation one.