Newsstand Application #27838-2016-ANWS, SWC of Park Avenue South and East 28th Street, in front of 402 Park Avenue South.
WHEREAS, Farhan Chowdhury (the "Applicant") has applied to the Department of Consumer Affairs for a permit to install and operate a newsstand near the southwest corner of Park Avenue South and East 28th Street, in front of 402 Park Avenue South, 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, There are two newsstands on other corners of this intersection and many food shops surrounding the area; and
WHEREAS, The Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership is vehemently opposed to this newsstand; and
WHEREAS, On July 14, 2006, Community Board Five recommended denial of a newsstand at this intersection; 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 near the southwest corner of Park Avenue South and East 28 Street, and be it further
RESOLVED, Recognizing that the cost of applying for a newsstand is very high for small business owners and operators, Community Board Five continues to request that DCA refund the fee for this application and all applications that are denied.