Events Held On Pedestrian Plazas

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Friday, August 19, 2016
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The Mayor’s Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), which oversees the Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO), has been designated by the Mayor under Local Law 53 of 2016 to administer the rules governing the issuance of permits to hold events in pedestrian plazas created by the Department of Transportation. Section 19-157(d) of the Administrative Code as added by Local Law 53 requires SAPO to issue rules relating to issuance of plaza permits, including rules regarding submission and processing of plaza activity applications, approval or denial of plaza activity applications, appeals of denials of plaza activity permits and fees for use of pedestrian plazas.

The proposed plaza event rules are designed to maximize opportunities for the public to hold events in plazas while also ensuring that the City has advance notice of all plaza events so that events may happen in an orderly fashion while also ensuring that the plazas remain available for everyday use and enjoyment by the public. The proposed rules will govern all events that take place in plazas except for events that have been issued parade, film or construction permits by another City agency.