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OF

THE CITY OF NEW YORK

APPROVED NOVEMBER 8, 1906

CONTAINING

All General Ordinances in Force January 1, 1906

AND

THE SANITARY CODE, THE BUILDING CODE AND THE

PARK REGULATIONS

TOGETHER WITH

All Ordinances and Amendments Passed from

January 1, 1906,.tó January 2, 1909

COMPILED AND ANNOTATED

BY

ARTHUR F. COSBY

FORMERLY ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL

THE BANKS LAW PUBLISHING COMPANY

NEW YORK

1909

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
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THE BANKS LAW PUBLISHING•COMPANY.

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The Code of Ordinances for The City of New York, approved by the Mayor on November 8, 1906, will be very generally received with satisfaction as being a step in the right direction towards making one comprehensive body of municipal law for this city. It must be distinctly borne in mind, however, that this Code is merely a codification of ordinances as existing on January 1, 1906, and is not a revision. Many now obsolete ordinances have been omitted from this new Code, and the ordinances of the cities and villages included within The Greater New York are herein gathered together in one complete ordinance. While much has been done it is hoped that a thorough revision will soon follow.

This Code was prepared pursuant to section 57 of the Greater New York Charter, which prescribes that there shall be published annually a compilation of general ordinances in force on January first of each year. The present Board of Aldermen is the first to comply with this section of the charter.

Under the Laws of 1904, chapter 628, it was provided that the Sanitary Code, Building Code and Park Regulations in force on May 1, 1904, should become chapters in the Code of Ordinances of New York city, and it was further provided that any amendments to the Sanitary Code and Park Regulations made thereafter should be filed with the City Clerk. In pursuance of this act the present Code includes the Sanitary Code. Building Code and Park Rules as separate chapters so that the Code as adopted really includes almost the entire body of municipal law in force in New York city at the present time. It is very gratifying to have these important subjects thus established by the ordinances, where they may readily be found together with any amendments.

The cases cited in the notes were chiefly collected by the writer while serving as Assistant Corporation Counsel in charge of the Bureau for the Recovery of Penalties. There are added a few leading cases which may be of use. The index has been prepared with special care to try and give the reference to those matters which the writer has found in his experience were of special interest and importance. The Code includes so many distinct matters that it has been necessary to group them under general headings in order to bring the index within reasonable size.

In the new Code it became necessary to change names and official titles made obsolete by the passing of the Greater Now York Charter to the names of the new officials. For instance, the “ Commissioners of Public Works is changed to “ Borough President," and the reference " with verbal changes,” in practically all instances, means a mere change of names.

There is given after each section in parenthesis a reference to the original ordinance from which such section is derived. These references were inserted by the writer, and are not a part of the Code as adopted by the Board of Aldermen.

ARTHUR F. COSBY,

32 Liberty Street, N. Y. December 15, 1906.

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