How to Snitch on Building Owners for Not Shoveling the Snow
After snowstorms, many building owners are guilty of neglecting the sidewalk cleanup. Some are late to it, and others just ignore altogether. Some are even chronic offenders; you know who they are if you’ve walked the Lower East Side streets enough.
Here are the rules for snow or ice cleanup. Landlords basically have a four-hour window once precipitation stops. If snowfall ends:
- Between 7 AM and 4:59 PM, sidewalks must be cleared within 4 hours.
- Between 5 PM and 8:59 PM, sidewalks must be cleared within 14 hours.
- Between 9 PM and 6:59 AM, sidewalks must be cleared by 11 AM.
You can use the city’s 311 portal to log complaints.
[h/t Time Out New York]