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Early word is in from DNA Info that two committees of Community Board 5 have voted to block the Big Apple BBQ from holding its event in Madison Square Park. The event features some of the country’s best pit-masters serving up BBQ over the weekend. The main complaint from the committees appears to be damage to the park. As of now the event is scheduled for June 11th and 12th, but it is unclear if the vote is for this year or future years.

Apparently it will now go to the full board for a vote on March 10th at St. Xavier High School (30 West 16th St., 2nd floor library). Starts at 6pm.

If you have an opinion one way or another on this issue, you can attend the meeting or contact Community Board 5 (

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