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What is revocable consent?

Revocable consent is a right granted by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a person or business to build and use certain structures on, over or under the city’s streets and sidewalks.  Permission typically lasts for about ten years, albeit with an annual fee.  As the name implies, the city can revoke its consent at any time.

Here’s how to go about applying for it!

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Sidewalk Cafes: What You Need to Know

Few things make a lunch or dinner out more romantic than sitting outside and enjoying the warm summer breeze.  However, because sidewalk cafés are built on city property—namely, the sidewalk—and can present an obstruction to pedestrians, these cafés are subject to special zoning regulations and special government clearance.  According to the New York City Zoning Resolution, there are three main types of sidewalk cafés: More Info