Friday, January 3, 2014

NYC Property Owners Have to Clear the Snow from Their Sidewalks Today

That includes some park paths, too. Photo: MK Metz
Attention property owners in New York City: You have to clear a path for pedestrians after the snow stops this morning.

For property owners who may not be familiar with this concept, here are the rules:

* If snowfall ends between 7 AM and 5 PM, you must clear sidewalks within 4 hours.
* If snowfall ends between 5 PM and 7 AM, you have to clear sidewalks before 11 AM.

If someone doesn't clear their sidewalk of ice or snow after the proper interval (it always seems to be the same negligent owners, snow after snow), people can make a complaint here or by calling 3-1-1.

But show a little flexibility . . . If the wind is gusting at 30 mph it will be very difficult to keep the sidewalk clear.

For clearing park paths (we assume this means major paths) or streets next to parks, file a request here. But bear in mind that Prospect Park paths don't necessarily get the same treatment as Central Park . . .

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ok...but what constitutes a CLEARED SIDEWALK???? What are the rules for what is defined as "CLEARED"???