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Street Fair

Keeping Things Tidy During Street Events

After an event such as a block party has occurred, the street needs to be properly cleaned in order to avoid getting a ticket. Follow the same rules for buildings, and make sure that materials are properly recycled. Some of what needs to be recycled includes: Paper Corrugated cardboardMetal cansPlastic bottles & jugsGlass bottles and ...

What Can Be Reported On Your Building On 311

NYC's 311 started off as a phone service that members of the public can call to access information about the city. Now there is also 311 online services. Any member of the public can call in or log an online complaint based on many building-related matters. The following are some of the categories of noncompliance ...

Having Outside Displays Without Getting Ticketed

Many stores have displays outside that catch the eyes of passersby. Displays cannot Extend more than 3 feet from the storefront Be taller than 5 feet Be put outside if the sidewalk is less wide than 12 feet Some streets, however, do not allow any displays whatsoever on their sidewalks. They are called Zero Sidewalk ...

Is sidewalk cleanliness the responsibility of the City or the owner?

Even if it might not seem like it, the sidewalk in front of your building is your responsibility. If it is a mess, you need to get it clean or else risk getting a sanitation ticket. It is important to find out exactly where your property lines are, to know how far out you will ...

The Difference Between Sidewalks and Curbs

Curbs are classified as part of roadways and are therefore owned by the City.  If a curb is missing or damaged, the City may repair or replace it at no cost to the property owner. Sidewalks must be maintained by the property owner. If a sidewalk is found to be defective, the property owner will be notified. ...

How to Find a Building’s BBL

BBL stands for “Borough Block & Lot.” It is a numbering system used to identify real estate units. BBLs are often used for tax purposes. There are three sections to a BBL: Borough The first number is which of the five NYC boroughs the building is in. Numbers 1-5 correspond to a particular borough. Manhattan/New ...

How NYCityAlerts Services Building Owners

NYCityAlerts is an invaluable tool for property owners. Here are some of the ways it can help with operations: Save Time when Violations Come Straight to Your Inbox Instead of searching for violations, NYCityAlerts sends you the necessary information. It is time-consuming to check the Building Information System (BIS) for updates. The burden increases when ...