Newsstand application # 1378675, NEC West 45th Street and 7th Avenue
WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on NEC of West 45th Street and 7th Avenue; 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; and
WHEREAS, Further impediment to pedestrian flow might cause people to walk out into the street, thus creating an unsafe condition; and
WHEREAS, The area is already adequately served by existing newsstands at the NWC of 46th & Broadway, the NEC of 43rd & Broadway, and other vendors within the Times Square area; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand on NEC of West 45th Street and 7th Avenue.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 32 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.