Newsstands are part of the Coordinated Street Furniture Franchise. They are fabricated from stainless steel and glass. The product displays can be customized by each operator from a standard kit of parts.

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Small newsstand: Wall Street, Manhattan
Large newsstand: Wall Street, Manhattan


  • Newsstands are available in multiple sizes to accommodate varying site conditions, and PDC generally recommends the following dimensions:
    • 8’ or 10’ L x 4’ W x 9' H
    • 10’ or 12’ L x 5' W x 9' H (although 8' L is acceptable when site conditions dictate)
    • 12’ L x 6' W x 9' H (although 10' L is acceptable when site conditions dictate)


  • New newsstand applications are administered by DCWP and reviewed by DOT and either PDC or LPC
  • JCDecaux installs new newsstands at locations approved by DCWP, DOT, and PDC. PDC’s newsstand guidelines can be found on the Newsstands web page
  • Minimum clear path: 9.5 feet
  • Minimum of 18 inches from the curb
  • Avoid installation at sites where the newsstand would block views of artwork or landmarked structures or where PDC has previously rejected placement, unless a change in site conditions since the initial PDC determination can be documented by the applicant
  • Installation of three or more newsstands at a single intersection is discouraged
  • Non-static digital advertising is only permitted in approved flashing sign districts
  • For complete siting criteria, refer to DCWP rules and regulations


Furniture siting guidelines diagram

Furniture Siting Guidelines diagram [PDF]

See the Furniture Siting Guidelines diagram [PDF] for information on street furniture siting.


  • Businesses apply to DCWP for licenses to operate newsstands in specific locations
  • Once a location and newsstand proportions are approved, the newsstand operator is responsible for reimbursing the franchisee (JCDecaux) for the cost of construction

For More Information

  • To learn more about the Coordinated Street Furniture Franchise, call 311, visit the Coordinated Street Furniture web page, or email