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File #: Int 0179-2010    Version: * Name: In relation to street numbers.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/29/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to street numbers.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Stephen T. Levin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, Sara M. Gonzalez, Jumaane D. Williams, Michael C. Nelson, David G. Greenfield
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Int. No. 179
 
By Council Members Brewer, Levin, Comrie, Gentile, Gonzalez, Williams, Nelson and Greenfield   
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to street numbers.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1. Section 3-505 of chapter five of title three of the administrative code of the City of New York is amended as follows:
      §3-505 Street numbers. a. Requirements. The owner, agent, lessee or other person in charge of any building in the city upon a street to which street numbers of buildings have been assigned by the president of the borough in which such building is situated, shall cause the proper street number or numbers of such buildings to be displayed in such manner that the street number or numbers may at all times be plainly legible from the sidewalk in front of such building. The term "front" as used in this section shall be construed to mean [that] those side or sides of the building [which faces] that (i) contain any entrance or entrances to such building primarily and expressly utilized for day-to-day pedestrian ingress and egress, and (ii) face the street on which the number or numbers of such building, or premises on which such building is situated, have been allotted. The number or numbers shall be displayed on such side or sides of such building or premises. Each borough president shall have the power to establish and enforce rules and regulations relating to the size, form, visibility and location of street numbers in accordance with the requirements of this section.
      b. Violations. If the owner, lessee, agent or other person in charge of any building in the city upon a street to which street numbers of buildings have been assigned by the president of the borough in which such building is situated shall fail to display the proper street number of such building, as provided in the foregoing subdivision, the president of the borough in which such building is situated shall forthwith serve such person or persons with a copy of this section, and if after thirty days' notice the owner, lessee, agent or other person in charge of such building shall fail or neglect to comply with the provisions thereof, he or she shall be subject to a penalty of [twenty-five] two-hundred and fifty dollars, which shall be sued for and collected in the name of the city. Any person who shall continue any such offense shall pay an additional sum of [five] fifty dollars for each day such offense shall continue.
      § 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
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LS# 0870
Int. 56/2006