2006 New York Code - Cooking Spaces.

    §  105. Cooking spaces.  1. Every space which is intended, arranged or
  designed for cooking or warming of food shall be  either  a  kitchen  or
    2.   A   kitchen  or  kitchenette  shall  be  unlawful  unless  it  is
  constructed, arranged and maintained in compliance  with  the  following
  applicable provisions:
    a.  The  ceiling  and  walls,  exclusive of doors, of all kitchenettes
  shall be fire-retarded or in lieu thereof such space shall  be  equipped
  with  one  or  more  sprinkler heads to fuse at a temperature not higher
  than  two  hundred  twelve  degrees  Fahrenheit.  Such  heads  shall  be
  connected to the water supply through a pipe of adequate size.
    b.   In  every  kitchen  and  kitchenette,  all  combustible  material
  immediately underneath or within one foot  of  any  apparatus  used  for
  cooking  or  warming  of  food  shall  be  fire-retarded or covered with
  fire-resistive material.
    c. Every kitchenette shall be provided with a window  opening  upon  a
  street or upon a yard, court or shaft. Such window shall be at least one
  foot  wide,  have  a  total area of at least three square feet and be at
  least ten per centum of the superficial floor area of such  kitchenette.
  In  lieu  of  such  window,  in  such  kitchenette it shall be lawful to
  install a system of mechanical or  gravity  ventilation  to  provide  at
  least six changes per hour of the air volume of such kitchenette.
    d.  Every  kitchenette  may be equipped with a door or doors, provided
  the lower portion of each such door has a  metal  grille  containing  at
  least  forty-eight square inches of clear openings or, in lieu of such a
  grille, there are two clear open spaces, each of  at  least  twenty-four
  square  inches,  one between the floor and each such door, and the other
  between the top of each such door and the head jamb.

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