13-24 Curb Cut Restrictions
In addition to the provisions of this Section, inclusive, additional restrictions on curb cuts in the Manhattan Core are found in the following Special Purpose Districts:
(a) the Special Midtown District, as set forth in Sections 81-44 (Curb Cut Restrictions) and 81-624 (Curb cut restrictions and loading berth requirements);
(b) the Special Lincoln Square District, as set forth in paragraph (b) of Section 82-50 (OFF-STREET PARKING AND OFF-STREET LOADING REGULATIONS);
(c) the Special Battery Park City District, as set forth in Sections 84-144 (Location of curb cuts) and 84-343 (Curb cuts);
(d) the Special Lower Manhattan District, as set forth in Section 91-52 (Curb Cut Regulations);
(e) the Special Park Improvement District, as set forth in Section 92-05 (Maximum Number of Accessory Off-street Parking Spaces);
(f) the Special Transit Land Use District, as set forth in Section 95-09 (Special Regulations for Accessory Off-street Parking and Curb Cuts);
(g) the Special Clinton District, as set forth in paragraph (f) of Section 96-21 (Special Regulations for 42nd Street Perimeter Area);
(h) the Special Madison Avenue Preservation District, as set forth in Section 99-06 (Off-street Parking Regulations); and
(i) the Special Little Italy District, as set forth in Section 109-351 (Curb cut regulations).
For accessory off-street parking facilities, automobile rental establishments and public parking lots, curb cuts are required for entry and exit to such parking facilities. Such curb cuts:
(a) shall not be permitted within 50 feet of the intersection of any two street lines, except where the Commissioner of Buildings certifies that such location:
(1) is not hazardous to traffic safety;
(2) is not likely to create traffic congestion; and
(3) will not unduly inhibit surface traffic or pedestrian flow.
The Commissioner of Buildings may refer such matter to the Department of Transportation, or its successor, for a report;
(b) shall not be located within two and one-half feet of any side lot line of the zoning lot, or prolongation thereof;
(c) for accessory off-street parking facilities and automobile rental establishments, shall not be located on a wide street, except where authorized pursuant to Section 13-441 (Curb cuts); and
(d) for public parking lots, shall not be permitted on the following wide streets, except where authorized pursuant to Section 13-441:
(1) 14th Street, from Fourth Avenue to Seventh Avenue;
(2) Avenue of the Americas, from 23rd Street to 32nd Street;
(3) Canal Street, from the Bowery to West Broadway;
(4) Church Street, from Park Place to Worth Street;
(5) Delancey Street, from Clinton Street to the west side of Orchard Street;
(6) Fifth Avenue;
(7) Seventh Avenue, from 23rd Street to 32nd Street; and
(8) Worth Street, from Centre Street to Church Street.
(a) Accessory off-street parking facilities
For curb cuts accessing off-street parking spaces accessory to residences in the Manhattan Core, the provisions of Sections 25-631 (Location and width of curb cuts in certain districts) and 36-532 (Location and width of curb cuts accessing residential parking spaces in certain districts) shall apply, as applicable.
In addition, the maximum width of a curb cut shall be 22 feet for curb cuts accessing off-street parking spaces accessory to residences in R9 or R10 Districts, C1 and C2 Districts mapped within R9 and R10 Districts, and in all other Commercial Districts where, as set forth in the tables in Section 34-112 or 35-23, as applicable, the equivalent Residence District is R9 or R10. This maximum curb cut width of 22 feet shall also apply to curb cuts accessing off-street parking spaces accessory to commercial or community facility uses, and to curb cuts accessing off-street parking facilities with parking spaces accessory to a mix of uses.
(b) Automobile rental establishments
For curb cuts accessing automobile rental establishments, the maximum width of a curb cut shall be 22 feet.
(c) Public parking lots
For curb cuts accessing public parking lots, the curb cut provisions of paragraph (c) of Section 36-58 (Parking Lot Maneuverability and Curb Cut Regulations) shall apply.