Newsstand Application # 1379123, SEC 7th Avenue and 31st Street.
WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand on 31st Street at the South East Corner of 7th Avenue, and
WHEREAS, The application itself lacked professional drawings without accurate measurements and indications; and
WHEREAS, The applicant told us that they actually meant to apply for the SWC of 31st St and 7th Ave; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five is already considering an application for that same location; and
WHEREAS, The proposed location is across the street from the Madison square/ Penn Station Pavilion; and
WHEREAS, The proposed location is highly congested by pedestrian traffic; and
WHEREAS, The area is already adequately served by existing newsstands and shops including two newsstands at the entrance to Penn station ( 32nd St and 7th Ave) and a newsstand at the NEC of 33rd St and 7th Ave; and
WHEREAS, The SEC of 31st St and 7th Ave location is directly in front of a hotel entrance and therefore not in compliance; and
WHEREAS, The SWC of 31st St and 7th Ave location is only 5' 6" from a bank entrance and therefore not in Compliance; and
WHEREAS, Members of the 34th Street Partnership appeared to speak against this application; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends DENIAL of the proposed newsstand at the SEC of 31st St. and 7th Ave.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 28 in favor; 0 opposed; 2 abstaining.