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Statement in Opposition to New Bus Shelters on 5th Avenue Along Central Park

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

Photo Credit: JC Decaux

June 12, 2023

Director Lisa M. Flores

Mayor’s Office of Contract Services

255 Greenwich St 9th floor

New York, NY 10007

Dear Lisa M. Flores,

The City Club of New York supports the Central Park Conservancy in opposing the installation of 11 bus shelters on Fifth Avenue along Central Park. The Central Park Conservancy has clearly stated in their written opposition many of the reasons that this proposed installation is inappropriate and unnecessary.

In addition to the aesthetic and physical reasons the installation is inappropriate, this attempt to gain approvals "under the radar" is procedurally inappropriate. The lack of advance notice regarding the proposal, and the inability of the public to testify in person make mockery of due process.

This is not the way New York City should work. We urge the Department of Contract Services to keep the record open until June 22 to provide a more proper opportunity to submit comments.


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