CornerGrocers Vestibule on Orchard, Redux

Posted on: January 19th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

Through some general detective work, Boogie reader Jackie Alperson discovers that the new sidewalk-hogging vestibule at the CornerGrocers bodega on Orchard Street reportedly does not violate any laws.  Apparently there are no restrictions on these temporary lobby spaces.

REQUEST TYPE:Consumer ComplaintDETAIL:Sidewalk BlockedINCIDENT ADDRESS:ORCHARD STREET AND RIVINGTON STREETINCIDENT BOROUGH:MANHATTANSTATUS:Unfortunately, the behavior that you complained about does not violate any law or rule. As a result, no city agency has the jurisdiction to act on the matter.NOTES TO CUSTOMER:The customer may choose to pursue the complaint with NYC Department of Transportation. Please contact 55 Water St., New York, NY 10041

As it stands, the storefront addition extends more than half way into the sidewalk leaving little room for pedestrians.  Note the proximity between the payphone and vestibule; it’s a tight squeeze. There’s roughly two feet of wiggle room.

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