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Newsstand application # 1410531, SWC 53rd Street and Madison Avenue

WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on SWC of 53rd Street and Madison Avenue, and

WHEREAS, The applicant failed to appear at a regularly scheduled meeting and failed to address questions and concerns CB5 has about the application; and

WHEREAS, The proposed location is directly in front of a retail store which sells similar products; and

WHEREAS, pedestrian traffic between the Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue retail corridors is extremely heavy; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand on the SWC of 53rd Street and Madison Avenue; and be it further

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five urges DOT to proceed with the pedestrian counts at this location during rush hour (5 PM- 6 PM) on a weekday.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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