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Newsstand Application # 1292828, N/W/C of East 21st Street and Park Avenue South.

WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on N/W/C of East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South; and

WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand would be installed in front of the display window of the retail tenant, PoggenPohl, which invested to create a display window for their flagship showroom, where the proposed newsstand would block the view of the display window; and

WHEREAS, Although pedestrian traffic was not of concern at the time of the site visit, the proposed newsstand is not in keeping with the character of the neighborhood.  Although the site is not landmarked, it is sandwiched between the Ladies Mile Historic District and the Gramercy Historic District, and the proposed newsstand made of glass and metal is not harmonious with the architecture of the area; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the proposed newsstand at N/W/C of East 21st Street, 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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