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dune 14, 1991 Hon. John C. Dearie Chairman, Committee on Cities New York’ State Assembly L.0.B Albany, NY 12248 Dear 1B Maan veertt It has come to my attention that a bill is being sponsored by Senator Roy Goodman (S-1282) that would reverse the April 1990 court decision allowing street peddling in formerly restricted Midtown Manhattan locations. As a member of the Fifth Avenue Association, as well as one of this City's biggest boosters, I am writing to let you know that I strongly support this new bill and hope that you will do everything in your power to help expedite its passage. At stake is an issue critical to the New York business climate. Do we support and encourage a legitmate economy that contributes to the growth and flourishment of our City, or do we allow the underground economy created by the Kaswan vs. Aponte decision to undermine an already shrinking tax base? On a more visible level, do we allow Fifth Avenue, one of the world's finest and most luxurious shopping @istricts, to be turned into an outdoor flea market, clogging and seriously downgrading the area? How can we allow merchandise that is of extremely poor quality and either counterfeit or mislabled to be sold on our streets and very often in front of the very store thet owns the copyright or trademark? THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION 725 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022 292-332-2990 TELEX+427745 Hon. J. Dearie Page 2 June 13, 1992 While disabled veterans should be given every opportunity to earn a living, is it fair to do so to the detriment of the City as a whole or its tax paying citizens and businesses? Surely, our government could come up with a better plan. In closing, I would like to reiterate my strong endorsement for passage of S-1282, and I hope you will give this letter of support every consideration. Sincerely, Donald J. Trump cc: The Fifth Avenue Association