Proposed Law Would Require Sidewalk Scaffolding Removal After Three Months

According to the DOB, there are 9,000 sidewalk sheds in NYC. They are installed to protect people from falling masonry and other debris. However, some feel they are staying up too long. City Councilman Ben Kallos, who represents the Upper East Side, recently proposed a new law that would give building owners three months, with the possibility of a three-month extension, to make repairs and remove scaffolding and sidewalk sheds. If the work isn’t completed in that time, the city will step in to do it, and charge the owner for the work.

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