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June 12, 2008

Want to hold a rally at Borough Hall and Cadman Plaza? It's simple

Atlantic Yards Report


A couple of readers wanted to know exactly how Forest City Ratner got permission to organize the "Brooklyn Day" rally held last Thursday at Borough Hall and the surrounding Cadman Plaza.

The process, apparently, is fairly simple. "They paid the standard $25 application fee for special events," said Parks Department spokesman Phil Abramson. "The permit covered the central plaza from 11:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Any other group is welcome to hold similar events. All they need to do is fill out a special event application on our web site at least three weeks in advance of the event and pay the $25 fee."

Permittees are responsible for clean-up and insurance, which obviously cost more, and must get a police permit for amplified sound. We can assume Forest City Ratner spent a lot more on staff, food, music, and more.

(Photo of participants during the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Tracy Collins.)

Click here for more and to learn how to get permission to use the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Posted by lumi at June 12, 2008 4:45 AM