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47th Street BID interactive Kiosk Project on 47th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues

WHEREAS, the 47th Street BID is proposing to install interactive kiosks on each end of 47th street on the North side of the street; and

WHEREAS, the kiosks would be 0.74’ deep, 8.30’ tall and 3.35’ wide, made of aluminum with a sunlight readable screen. The interactive kiosks would be closed at night and would be maintained by the BID, and

WHEREAS, the kiosks will provide a directory of all businesses (1300 businesses located in the district) located in the Diamond District, as well as the 47th BID website and an interactive map, helping visitors find the information they need in the district; and

WHEREAS, CB5 requested that the applicant add some historic content and improve the design of the back of the kiosk; and

WHEREAS, although CB5 recognizes that the sidewalk usually registers heavy pedestrian traffic, the kiosks would have a minimally adverse impact, therefore be it

RESOLVED, Manhattan Community Board Five recommends approval of the 47th Street Business Improvement District’s effort to develop an information kiosk that provides easily accessible and clearly understandable information to pedestrians and requests that prior to City approval for installation of the kiosk the 47th Street BID take into account the Board’s concerns for:

The above resolution passed with a vote of 39 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.

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