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SEC of 6th Avenue and West 25th Street

WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing to install a newsstand midblock on Sixth Avenue between West 24th and West 25th Streets; and

WHEREAS, The sidewalk at the site of the proposed newsstand is 20 feet wide at this location; and

WHEREAS, The proposed location is midblock and not near the entrance to any of the businesses on the block;

WHEREAS, There are no other newsstands within a few blocks of the proposed location; and;

WHEREAS, The Applicant specified a 6'x10' newsstand which would leave 12'6" clearance of sidewalk space for pedestrian traffic, but the Applicant agreed to reduce the size of the newsstand to a smaller 4'x8' size, which leaves 14'6" clearance space for pedestrian traffic, so although this area is heavily trafficked by pedestrians, the width of the sidewalk is such that Community Board 5 thinks the proposed newsstand would not have a significant negative impact on pedestrian traffic; and

WHEREAS, Although a representative of the residential building adjacent to the proposed location expressed opposition to the newsstand there, the main concern of the residents was not about the newsstand, but rather the food vending truck which parks in the street at the same location, creating odor, noise and disturbance to the residents day and night; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the newsstand on Sixth Avenue between West 24th and West 25th Streets.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 36 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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