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Newsstand application # 1386140, IFO 115 East 23rd Street

WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand in front of 115 West 23rd street between Park and Lexington Avenues; 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 is directly in front of a Citibank location making it noncompliant with DCA regulations; and

WHEREAS, Several members of the Citibank Corp were present at the meeting to oppose the proposed newsstand; and

WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand location is approximately 50 feet from an existing newsstand In front of 109 East 23rd street; and

WHEREAS, The area is adequately served by not only the aforementioned newsstand but newsstands on the Southeast and Southwest corners of Park and 23rd, as well as a brick and mortar candy vendor at 127 West 23rd; and

WHEREAS, Ten members of the business and local community showed up to CB5's regularly scheduled committee meeting to protest the placement of a newsstand at this location; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand in front of 115 East 23rd Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 30 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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