How to Snitch on Building Owners for Not Shoveling the Snow

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 at 5:04 am by

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]

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