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Newsstand Application #13165-2014-ANWS, 787 7th Avenue – SEC of 52nd Street and 7th Avenue

WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand at the Southeast corner of West 52nd Street and 7th Avenue; and

WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand would be located in an area that registers a heavy pedestrian traffic flow; and

WHEREAS, The newsstand would have a negative impact on pedestrian traffic, adding to congestion and creating an unsafe condition; and

WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand is directly in front of an entrance to Chase Bank; and

WHEREAS, The neighborhood is adequately served by the existing newsstands and newspaper stores in the vicinity, including a newsstand on the same block on the NEC of 53rd and 7th Avenue; and

WHEREAS, The applicant did not appear before the Committee; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five recognizes that the newsstand applicants are usually individuals and small business owners (often minorities or recent immigrants) and urges the Department of Small Business Services to assist applicants in the cumbersome application process; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand at the SEC of West 52nd Street and 7th Avenue; and be it further

RESOLVED, Recognizing that the cost of applying for a newsstand is very high for the applicant, including the cost of hiring professionals to assist with the application, Community Board Five requests that DCA refund the application fee for applications that are denied

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