Newsstand Application # 16194-2015-ANWS, newsstand at the SWC of Broadway & 34th Street
WHEREAS, The applicant seeks a permit to install and operate a newsstand near the southwest corner of Broadway and 34th Street in perpetuity; 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, The applicant did not attend the committee meeting, which is grounds for automatic denial; and
WHEREAS, The 34th Street Partnership is opposed to this newsstand; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five recognizes that newsstand applicants are usually individuals and small business owners and urges the Department of Consumer Affairs or the Department of Small Business Services to assist applicants in the cumbersome application process and provide a map of appropriate locations for newsstands; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand at the SWC of Broadway & 34th Street.