File #: Int 0873-2023    Version: * Name: Designating Times Square a crime free zone.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 1/4/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to designating Times Square a crime free zone
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, Robert F. Holden, Inna Vernikov, Joann Ariola , Kalman Yeger , Vickie Paladino
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would designate Times Square a “crime free zone” and require the Police Department to install signs to that effect.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 873, 2. Int. No. 873, 3. January 4, 2022 - Charter Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-4-23

Int. No. 873

 

By Council Members Borelli, Holden, Vernikov, Ariola, Yeger and Paladino

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to designating Times Square a crime free zone

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 10-186 to read as follows:

§ 10-186 Times Square crime free zone. a. The area commonly known as Times Square means and includes the following tract in Manhattan, bounded and described as follows: (i) BEGINNING at the point of intersection of the north side of West Forty-eighth Street and the west side of Ninth Avenue; (ii) thence southerly along the west side of Ninth Avenue to the point of intersection where the west side of Ninth Avenue meets the south side of West Fortieth Street; (iii) thence easterly along the south side of West Fortieth Street to the point of intersection where the south side of West Fortieth Street meets the east side of Sixth Avenue; (iv) thence northerly along the east side of Sixth Avenue to the point of intersection where the east side of Sixth Avenue meets the north side of West Fifty-third Street; (v) thence westerly along the northern side of West Fifty-third Street to the point of intersection where the north side of West Fifty-third Street meets the west side of Eighth Avenue; (vi) thence southerly along the west side of Eighth Avenue to the point of intersection where the west side of Eighth Avenue meets the north side of West Forty-eighth Street; and (vii) thence westerly along the north side of West Forty-eighth Street until the point of intersection where the north side of West Forty-eighth Street meets the west side of Ninth Avenue (the point of beginning). Where the area described in this subdivision is bounded and described by a side of a street or avenue, it shall be deemed to include the sidewalk of such side.

b. The area commonly known as Times Square, as described in subdivision a of this section, is designated a crime free zone. The police department, in collaboration with the department of transportation, shall install and maintain signs throughout such area that clearly and conspicuously  identify it as a crime free zone.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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11/22/2022