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ENVIROMEN T
}L BOARD
APPI
CITT'OF \Trl-YORK DEPT
OF P-{Rf,S I3 RECRE.{TION
-Petitioner-
-against-
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LEONARD KOHEN
-Respondent-
To: Chief Judge, Environment Control Boal
D AIJS DECISIO\ .{\I)
PETITIONER'S REQUEST FOR Ali -4.PPE
ORDER
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't"*yorkNy 10065
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Dated: July I 1,2013
R'S MEMO INTRODTCTIO\ Petitioner, City of New York Dep:-11=t of Pm-r. A. i-s:-,:=--,'n
R'S MEMO
INTRODTCTIO\
Petitioner, City of New York Dep:-11=t of Pm-r. A. i-s:-,:=--,'n i."-{-senc}"'or "Parks
Department"), respectfully requests that th:. :,-ad re\*
line i--I's decision to dismiss Notice
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of Violation Number 0180554413 ("NO\-- l:e AL- ::lre- '
agreed with the Respondent
that the NOV failed to provide evidence ---;: signs -,r: :irtr-:.aj,es eristed. The NOV clearly
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\O\- s as issued. As such. the
stated that both signs and barricades were :::-crnt at t:r,* :rure
"R.espondent") in r iolation
Agency requests that the Board find the R:;r::rdent, Lerour: l": i:l
of 56 RCNY $ 1-03(a)(3) Unauthorized -t-ence in Pr-h fr'Tt3:- ilcsed to Public for the a'rove
:=i:i.::;ed Notice of Violation.
STATE}IENT OF F.{CTS
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:isued Resr::ien: Noti.-e c{'i1gl@
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under 56 RCNY $ 1-03(a) (3) r:: -- :-:,j--- - ----=.: ?resence in a ParL rrten Closed to the Public.
On APril 5,2013, Respondem Ez-{ lN:-.-ed running tLrerugh Hudson River Park ("Park')
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adjacent to Laight and West Strees r -l-*-,,;::-.-:-'-r which pursuant to the New York City Charter
is property within the Parks Departmen:'= ''-nsdiction. At that point in time, the section of
Hudson River Park betrieen Laight Streer and \orth Moore Street, encompassing the Location
u'here the IO u-itnes,sed the Respondent, uere closed at al- hcurs to the r:b,iic .is.r:::,.
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Respondent clearlr t-ailed to compty with the Aeency's use r3;: :
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the :*OV was properly issued.
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/ closl:ll --lilt '-i ihe park nor barricades' The rr- --::: l:51-< $-ere pOSted throught-rut
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closl:ll --lilt '-i ihe park nor barricades' The
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ARGf }IENT
TbE AIJ s1Tcrna]usi1 agreed with the respondent that signs and barricades were not
present at the Location. The Nov sets forrh a prima facic ;ase. 56 RcNy g 1-03(a)(3) prohibits
the public from entering parks when they are closed to ie public' The NO\r clearl;' states that
barricades were in place and that signs were p,-.*ed throu5:.-ut the park, and that the Respondent
was present at the Location. Thus, the Rl-r"-'ndent u-a< -- ;lear violation of 56 RCNY $ 1-
03(aX3) and the ALJ incorrectly dismissed the NOV'
CO}=CLUSION
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When Closed to the Public under 56 RC\}' $ :-:-"ra)(3)for the NO\''
Sharmila Ramprersaud- Supen-ising Attomey
On behalf of the
New York City Department of Parks & Recreaticr:'
830 Fifth Avenue, Rm. 313
New York, NY 10065

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