Newsstand Application # 2534-2015-ANWS, N/E/C 8th Avenue and 49th Street
WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on 8th avenue north of the corner of 49th street on the east side of 8th Avenue, and
WHEREAS, The proposed location is in front of a supermarket which sells newspapers and other food items typically sold at newsstands, and
WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand may obstruct pedestrian traffic under current usage levels, especially given the close proximity to the bus stop on this block, and
WHEREAS, The newsstand will likely impact the surrounding area, creating physical and visual impediments, and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five is often reluctant to approve new newsstands because they remain in the district in perpetuity; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand on 8th Avenue at the North East Corner of 49th Street.