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.