Italian street festival denied by CB5 again

Feb 22, 2016 867

by Christopher Barca

For the second straight year, Community Board 5 voted to keep Fresh Pond Road between Woodbine and Menahan free of revelers in early September. In a 27-8 decision, the board turned down an application by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens to host its 23rd annual street fair from Sept. 8 to 11, a position also taken by the advisory group last year in a 22-12 vote.

While there was no discussion about the motion at last Wednesday's meeting, residents and board members alike have slammed the four-day street fair for being too disruptive to area residents and bus routes that operate on Fresh Pond Road.

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