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Newsstand Application # 16194-2015-ANWS, newsstand at the SWC of Broadway & 34th Street

WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand near the southwest corner of Broadway and 34th Street in perpetuity; and

WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand would be located in a heavily congested area and create numerous obstructions; and

WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand would create an unnecessary burden on pedestrian flow; and

WHEREAS, The applicant did not attend the committee meeting, which is grounds for automatic denial; and

WHEREAS, The 34th Street Partnership is opposed to this newsstand; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five recognizes that newsstand applicants are usually individuals and small business owners and urges the Department of Consumer Affairs or the Department of Small Business Services to assist applicants in the cumbersome application process and provide a map of appropriate locations for newsstands; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand at the SWC of Broadway & 34th Street.

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