Newsstand application # 1375993, NEC Broadway and West 45th Street
WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on NEC Broadway and 45th Street; and
WHEREAS, CB5 takes its role seriously, and 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; and
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand on NEC Broadway and 45th Street; 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.