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Newsstand Application #1318006, NEC Madison Avenue & 47th Street

At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, December 12, 2013, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing a newsstand on the North East corner of Madison Avenue & 47th Street; and

WHEREAS, The location is a high traffic location in close proximity to the northern entrance to Grand Central Terminal by Metro-North customers; and

WHEREAS, The requested location includes a variety of street carts and vendors that further exacerbate the congestion recognized during all business hours; and

WHEREAS, The applicant submitted invalid contact information so that direct communications concerning the application could not take place; and

WHEREAS, The applicant was contacted by mail but did not confirm receipt of information; and

WHEREAS, The applicant failed to appear for consideration of the application; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand at the NEC of Madison Avenue & 47th Street, and be it further

RESOLVED, Recognizing that the cost of applying for a newsstand is very high to small business owners and operators, Community Board Five requests that DCA refunds the application fee for this application and all applications that are denied.

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