2006 New York Code - Obstruction Of Fire Hydrants.
§ 15-205 Obstruction of fire hydrants. It shall be unlawful in any manner to obstruct the use of any fire hydrant, or to allow any snow or ice to be thrown or piled upon or around the same, or to place, or allow to be placed, any material or thing in front thereof, from the curb line to the center of the street and to within ten feet from either side thereof. All snow and ice accumulating in the street, within such space, shall be removed by the owner, lessee, or tenant of the premises fronting such space. All material or things found obstructing any fire hydrant may be forthwith removed by the officers or employees of the department, at the risk, cost and expense, of the owner or claimant. The provision of this section requiring that no thing shall be placed within ten feet from either side of a fire hydrant shall not apply to any newsstand which was first licensed by the department of consumer affairs prior to the first day of August, nineteen hundred seventy-nine where the person who held the license for such newsstand on the first day of August, nineteen hundred ninety-one continues to be the licensee for such newsstand; provided, however, that where a newsstand which was first licensed prior to the first day of August, nineteen hundred seventy-nine is reconstructed in its entirety or in substantial part, which reconstruction was commenced on or after the first day of August, nineteen hundred ninety-one, such newsstand shall be subject to such requirement that no thing be placed within ten feet from either side of a fire hydrant.
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