This local law would prohibit the placement, installation, or maintenance of newsracks within three feet ahead or 25 feet to the rear of any designated taxi stand.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 505
By Council Members Koslowitz and Yeger
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the placement of newsracks near taxi stands
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Paragraph 6 of subdivision b of section 19-128.1 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
6. A newsrack shall not be placed, installed or maintained: (a) within fifteen feet of any fire hydrant; (b) in any driveway or within close proximity of any driveway; (c) in any curb cut designed to facilitate street access by disabled persons or within two feet of any such curb cut; (d) within close proximity of the entrance or exit of any railway station or subway station; (e) within any bus stop; (f) within a crosswalk area; (g) within a corner area or within five feet of any corner area; (h) on any surface where such installation or maintenance will cause damage to or will interfere with the use of any pipes, vault areas, telephone or electrical cables or other similar locations; (i) on any cellar door, grating, utility maintenance cover or other similar locations; (j) on, in or over any part of the roadway of any public street; (k) unless eight feet of sidewalk width is preserved for unobstructed pedestrian passage; (l) in any park or on any sidewalk immediately contiguous to a park where such sidewalk is an integral part of the park design, such as the sidewalks surrounding Central Park or Prospect Park; (m) on any area of lawn, flowers, shrubs, trees or other landscaping or in such a manner that use of the newsrack would cause damage to such landscaping; (n) within three feet ahead or 25 feet to the rear of any designated taxi stand; or [(n)] (o) where such placement, installation or maintenance endangers the safety of persons or property. Any limitation on the placement or installation of newsracks pursuant to this paragraph shall be no more restrictive than necessary to ensure the safe and unobstructed flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and otherwise to assure the safety of persons and property.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of the department of transportation may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such date.
LS 3764, 3766/Int. 687-2015