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Newsstand application # 1374488, NWC 6th Avenue and 28th Street

WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on NWC 28th Street and 6th Avenue; and

WHEREAS, The location is in front of a what is currently a vacant lot; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five has no way of knowing what might occupy that vacant lot, where door entrances will be, etc.; and

WHEREAS, Newsstands are permanent structures; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five might otherwise recommend approval of this location; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five recognizes that the newsstand applicants are usually individuals and small business owners (often minorities or recent immigrants) and urges the Department of Small Business Services to assist applicants in the cumbersome application process; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand on NWC 28th Street and 6th Avenue; and be it further

RESOLVED, That in recognizing that the cost of applying for a newsstand is very high for the applicant, including the cost of hiring professionals to assist with the application, Community Board Five requests that DCA refund the application fee for applications that are denied.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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