Newsstand application # 1373588, IFO 777 7th Avenue
WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing a 6' x 12'newsstand in front of 777 7th Avenue (between 50th and 51st streets); and
WHEREAS, The proposed site is somewhat congested with pedestrian traffic; and
WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand would negatively impact pedestrian traffic by creating further congestion; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five recognizes the need to support new businesses in our area: and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five recommended to the applicant that a smaller footprint (i.e. 4' x 8' newsstand) would be more appropriate for the area; and
WHEREAS, The applicant declined to accept Community Board Five's advice; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand in front of 777 7th Avenue; and be it further
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five urges DOT to proceed with the pedestrian count at the location at rush hour (5 PM- 6 PM) on a weekday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That in recognizing that the cost of applying for a newsstand is very high for the applicant, including the cost of hiring professionals to assist with the application, Community Board Five requests that DCA refund the application fee for applications that are denied.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 19 in favor; 13 opposed; 1 abstaining.