Amendment of Sidewalk Cafe Rules

The DCA made updates to Subchapter F of Chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York that will go into effect on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019.

They include:

- Incorporate the definition and physical criteria for small sidewalk cafés provided in Sections 12-10 and 14-30 of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York.

- Clarify the meaning of “public sidewalk,” pursuant to Section 20-223(a) of the NYC Administrative Code (Code), by incorporating the definitions for “sidewalk” provided in Section 19-101 of the Code and Section 4-01(b) of Title 34, Chapter 4, of the Rules.

- Amend the process for seeking a waiver when an object is placed on the sidewalk after an initial revocable consent and license have been granted.

To view the other important changes, click here for an overview. Or download a copy of the Notice of Adoption here.


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