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Newsstand Application # 1289718, S/W/C of East 34th Street and Park Avenue.

WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on Park Avenue at East 34th Street; and

WHEREAS, The owner of the building in front of which the proposed newsstand would be installed expressed his opposition to the newsstand for the following reasons:

WHEREAS, The 34th Street Partnership BID expressed its opposition to the proposed newsstand, echoing the concerns from the building owner, and added that there are already 21 newsstand within the BID district, and that the 34th St Partnership operates two modular newspaper units where The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Jewish Weekly, The Forward, The Daily News and Newsday can be purchased; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the proposed newsstand at S/W/C of East 34th Street and Park Avenue, 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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