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Newsstand Application # 1289716, East 17th Street, north midblock between Broadway and Park Ave. So.

WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on East 17th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South on the north side; and

WHEREAS, The area across from Union Square Park encounters heavy pedestrian flow at peak hours on Greenmarket days; and

WHEREAS, The Union Square Partnership opposes the application and stated in a letter to the board that the block registers between 12.000 and 19.000 pedestrians every day; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five feels the proposed newsstand would negatively impact the pedestrian traffic flow, creating a dangerous condition by narrowing the sidewalk; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the proposed newsstand on East 17th Street, on the north side between Broadway and Park Avenue South and furthermore urges DOT & DCA to work with Community Board to identify appropriate sites for newsstands within Community Board 5 boundaries.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 32 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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