A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city charter in relation to signage in privately owned public spaces
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 114 to read as follows:
§ 25-114 Privately Owned Public Spaces. a. For the purposes of this section:
Privately owned public space. The term “privately owned public space” means a plaza, residential plaza, urban plaza, public plaza, elevated plaza, arcade, through block arcade, through block galleria, through block connection, open air concourse, covered pedestrian space, waterfront public access area or other publicly accessible open area developed or established pursuant to the zoning resolution now or previously in effect, or such other privately owned outdoor or indoor space required to be open for public use pursuant to (i) a decision, authorization, or certification of the city planning commission; (ii) a certification issued by the chair of the city planning commission; (iii) a variance of the zoning resolution or special permit issued by the board of standards and appeals; or (iv) council action taken pursuant to section 197-d of the charter.
e. Each privately owned public space shall display permanent signage visible from the adjacent public sidewalk, public park or other public way in conformance with rules promulgated by the department of city planning. In addition to any other information required by the department of city planning, such signage shall include a statement that such privately owned public space is open to the public, the hours it is open, the amenities it is required to provide, a statement that the public can find more information about privately owned public spaces on the website provided for in subdivision c, the address of such website, and a statement that complaints can be registered at such website or by calling 311.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law