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Newsstand application (28492-2016-ANWS) at the NWC of Broadway and West 52nd Street

WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on the NWC of Broadway and 52nd Street; 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 acknowledged the need to attend the public hearing and post notification in the community, but they did neither; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand at the southeast corner of 7th Avenue and West 51st Street; and be it further

RESOLVED, Recognizing that the cost of applying for a newsstand is very high for small business owners and operators, Community Board Five continues to request that DCA refund the fee for any application that is denied.

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