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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) administers New York City’s permit system for street activities, block parties and fairs.

Each year SAPO issues permits to over 200 street fairs and over 5,000 other events, most of which  include the use of multiple blocks over several days, the erection of structures, the vending of food, apparel and other goods and the use of amplified sound and the performance of music.  Events like these require additional police officers which increases overtime costs to the City.  These events also divert police officers from core crime fighting, public safety and counter terrorism duties.

To more effectively deploy police resources and control overtime costs, the New York City Police Department has requested that SAPO exercise its discretion temporarily to deny permits for additional events scheduled for calendar year 2017.  The proposed rules will authorize SAPO to deny permits to these events only if the event was not held in the calendar year 2016. Events that received permits in calendar year 2016 will be eligible to receive permits again in calendar year 2017.

SAPO authority for these rules is found in section 1043 of the New York City Charter and Executive Order No. 105 of 2007.

Effective Date: 
Fri, 12/30/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:4)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, December 2, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

                                    Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) administers New York City’s permit system for street activities, block parties and fairs.

Each year SAPO issues permits to over 200 street fairs and over 5,000 other events, most of which include the use of multiple blocks over several days, the erection of structures, the vending of food, apparel and other goods and the use of amplified sound and the performance of music. Events like these require additional police officers which increases overtime costs to the City. These events also divert police officers from core crime fighting, public safety and counter terrorism duties.

To more effectively deploy police resources and control overtime costs, the New York City Police Department has requested that SAPO exercise its discretion temporarily to deny permits for additional events scheduled for calendar year 2017. The proposed rules will authorize SAPO to deny permits to these events only if the event was not held in the calendar year 2016. Events that received permits in calendar year 2016 will be eligible to receive permits again in calendar year 2017.

SAPO authority for these rules is found in section 1043 of the New York City Charter and Executive Order No. 105 of 2007.

Subject: 

Street Fair Moratorium

Location: 
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10007
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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, November 23, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Mayor’s Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), which oversees the Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO), administers New York City’s permit system for street activities, block parties and fairs.

Each year SAPO issues permits to over 200 street fairs and over 5,000 other events, most of which include the use of multiple blocks over several days, the erection of structures, the vending of food, apparel and other goods and the use of amplified sound and the performance of music.  Events like these require additional police officers which increases overtime costs to the City.  These events also divert police officers from core crime-fighting, public-safety and counter-terrorism duties.

 To more effectively deploy police resources and control overtime costs, the New York City Police Department has requested that SAPO exercise its discretion temporarily to deny permits for additional events scheduled for calendar year 2016.  The proposed rules will authorize SAPO to deny permits to these events if the event was not held in the calendar year 2015. Events that received permits in calendar year 2015 will be eligible to receive permits again in calendar year 2016 so long as the required fees are paid and there were no violations of the 2015 permit.

The Police Department has also requested that SAPO permits be restricted for block closures on side streets in the Times Square area during ongoing construction, which has had a significant impact on traffic in an already congested area. 

In light of the need to effectively deploy police resources and control overtime costs articulated above and the desire to allow opportunities for new street fairs, during calendar year 2016 OCEM will explore options for reallocating the distribution of street fairs during the 2017 calendar year.

In addition, in order to permit adequate time for review, the deadline for applications for special events is being changed from 10 business days to 30 days.  Additional timing allows all parties for proper planning of resources in a more timely manner.

 SAPO authority for these rules is found in section 1043 of the New York City Charter and Executive Order No. 105 of 2007.

Subject: 

Amendment to Impose One-Year Moratorium on New Events, Restrict Activities in Area of Times Sq. and Change Deadline for Special Event Applications

Location: 
Hearing Room A at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings
100 Church Street, 12th Floor,
NY, NY 10007

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, November 15, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) is charged with administration of the permit system for street activities, block parties and fairs.

 

Over two hundred SAPO-permitted street fairs and over 5,000 events occur annually within the City. Almost all of these events involve permits for the use of multiple blocks over several days, the erection of structures, the vending of food, apparel and other goods and the use of amplified sound and the performance of music. Such events require additional police presence and increase overtime expenditure by the City. In order to effectively deploy police resources, the New York City Police Department has requested for the calendar year 2014 that SAPO exercise its discretion temporarily to deny permits for additional events that place an excessive burden on police resources and divert uniformed personnel from core crime fighting, public safety and counter terrorism duties.

 

In the interests of protecting the City and its inhabitants, these rules will authorize SAPO to deny permits to events scheduled for calendar year 2014, the anticipated effective date of the proposed rules, if the event was not held in the calendar year 2013, the year prior to the effective date of the proposed rules.

 

SAPO authority for these rules is found in section 1043 of the New York City Charter and Executive Order No. 105 of 2007.

 

 

Subject: 

Proposed amendments to extend the existing moratorium on street fair applications.

Location: 
Barrish Hearing Room
22 Reade Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY
Contact: 

Emil Lissauer, Director
Street Activity Permit Office
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
(212) 788-7567

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

The Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) is charged with administration of the permit system for street activities, block parties and fairs.

 

Over two hundred SAPO-permitted street fairs and over 5,000 events occur annually within the City. Almost all of these events involve permits for the use of multiple blocks over several days, the erection of structures, the vending of food, apparel and other goods and the use of amplified sound and the performance of music. Such events require additional police presence and increase overtime expenditure by the City. In order to effectively deploy police resources, the New York City Police Department has requested for the calendar year 2013 that SAPO exercise its discretion temporarily to deny permits for additional events that place an excessive burden on police resources and divert uniformed personnel from core crime fighting, public safety and counter terrorism duties.

 

In the interests of protecting the City and its inhabitants, these rules will authorize SAPO to deny permits to events scheduled for calendar year 2013, the anticipated effective date of the proposed rules, if the event was not held in the calendar year 2012, the year prior to the effective date of the proposed rules.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

  

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

The Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) is charged with administration of the permit system for street activities, block parties and fairs.

 

Over two hundred SAPO-permitted street fairs and over 5,000 events occur annually within the City. Almost all of these events involve permits for the use of multiple blocks over several days, the erection of structures, the vending of food, apparel and other goods and the use of amplified

sound and the performance of music. Such events require additional police presence and increase overtime expenditure by the City. In order to effectively deploy police resources, the New York City Police Department has requested for the calendar year 2013 that SAPO exercise its discretion temporarily to deny permits for additional events that place an excessive burden on police resources and divert uniformed personnel from core crime fighting, public safety and counter terrorism duties.

 

In the interests of protecting the City and its inhabitants, these rules will authorize SAPO to deny permits to events scheduled for calendar year 2013, the anticipated effective date of the proposed rules, if the event was not held in the calendar year 2012, the year prior to the effective date of the proposed rules.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments that pertain to the moratorium on street fair applications.

Location: 
22 Reade St, 2nd Floor, Barrish Conference Room
New York, NY
Contact: 

Mr. Emil Lissauer
Director
Street Activity Permit Office
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038

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