Application for a newsstand at SWC 47th Street & 6th Avenue.
WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on the southwest corner of 47th Street and 6th Avenue; and
WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand would be located on 6th Avenue, in an area with heavy pedestrian flow; and
WHEREAS, 2,000 pedestrians have been killed in motor vehicle collisions on the streets of New York City in the past 12 years and each day approximately 35 pedestrians are struck by autos in NYC. Safety is a crucial concern for Community Board Five; and
WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand would have a negative impact on pedestrian traffic, adding to congestion and creating an unsafe condition; and
WHEREAS, The neighborhood is adequately served by the 3 existing newsstands within one block of the proposed location; and
WHEREAS, The newsstand would negatively impact on the surrounding area creating physical and visual clutter; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand on the southwest corner of 47th Street and 6th Avenue.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 3 abstaining.