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NYC Council: Sidewalk Shed Legislation

Updated: Sep 14, 2018

The NYCSRA is working on a New York City Council bill related to requiring the removal of sidewalk sheds. Intro 0087-2018 seeks to remove sidewalk sheds if there has been no work at the site for a period of seven or more consecutive days.

Intro 0087-2018 seeks to:

  •  Mandate that “Such walkway shall be removed and pedestrian access to the sidewalk shall be restored if there has been no work at such site for a period of seven or more consecutive days.”

  •  “…direct the commissioner of housing preservation and development or the department of citywide administrative services or another authorized agency to perform or arrange for the performance of such correction in the manner provided for emergency work”. 

We recognize the concerns of residents and small business owners related to the extended presence of a sidewalk shed. However, sidewalks sheds are erected by law to protect the public from unsafe façade conditions and need to remain in place until the restoration work has been completed. 

We will continue to keep you updated on the status of this legislation. We welcome your thoughts on this piece of legislation. 

You may view the full bill language online by clicking this link: Intro 0087-2018 - A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city building code, in relation to removing construction-related equipment.

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