Did you know? As a New York City property owner, you are required by law to maintain the sidewalks around your property. Neglecting your sidewalk could lead to hefty penalties.
When it comes to the sidewalk outside or adjacent to a property owner’s building, one might naturally assume that the city is responsible for its upkeep. But in New York City, that kind of assumption could lead to dire consequences. According to the New York Administrative Code (the NY Code), property owners themselves are responsible for maintaining the sidewalks, not the City.