Newsstand application # 13166-2018-ANWS; NEC of Fifth Avenue and East 52nd Street
WHEREAS, Mohammed Mohsin (“Applicant”) seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on the NEC of Fifth Avenue and East 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, Zoning laws prohibit the construction of a newsstand in this location as the proposed location is directly in front of 655 Fifth Avenue, which has more than three levels of retail activity; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant was required to attend the public hearing and post notification in the community, but did neither; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand at the NEC of Fifth Avenue and East 52nd 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 was deny.