Newsstand application # 1375491, NEC 42nd Street and Broadway
WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on NEC 42nd Street and Broadway; and
WHEREAS, The applicant failed to appear at a regularly scheduled meeting and failed to address questions and concerns CB5 had about the application; and
WHEREAS, The proposed site falls within the CB5 moratorium on new street furniture; and
WHEREAS, The proposed site is heavily congested with pedestrian traffic; and
WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand would negatively impact pedestrian traffic by creating further congestion, thus creating an unsafe condition; and
WHEREAS, Safety is a crucial concern for Community Board Five; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand on NEC 42nd Street and Broadway; and be it further
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five urges DOT to proceed with the pedestrian count at the location at rush hour (5 PM- 6 PM) on a weekday.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.