2015 Winter Storm Guide

Posted on: January 26, 2015, by :

The Bayside Village BID is hoping that everyone is able to be in a safe warm location for the upcoming blizzard that is expected to start later today. This is guide is a collection of information from various NYC agencies regarding the response to the storm.

NYC has created a Severe Weather website with a variety of recourses that will keep you up to date on the storm and the city’s response. For more information please visit http://www1.nyc.gov/site/severeweather/

If you have any questions regarding this information please call 311.

DSNY Rules Regarding Snow Removal:

  • Whether you’re the owner, tenant, occupant or the person in charge of any lot or building, you must clear the snow and/or ice from your sidewalk within four (4) hours after the snow has stopped falling, or by 11 a.m. if the snow stopped falling after 9 p.m. the night before.
  • If the snow becomes frozen and too hard to remove, you may spread clean, unused cat litter, salt, sand, sawdust or another similarly suitable material within the same time limits.
  • As you clear your sidewalk, keep in mind: YOU MUST NOT THROW SNOW INTO THE STREET. It’s against the law, and it forces Sanitation to re-plow your street. Also, you should never cover fire hydrants with snow – this could interfere with firefighting efforts.
  • The bottom line is sidewalks must be thoroughly cleaned as soon as the weather permits. If you have a corner store that includes the side street also

More information can be found on the DSNY Website

Alternate Side Parking Rules and Meters

Follow the Bayside Village BID on Twitter @BaysideBID, we will be tweeting updates from the various city agencies regarding what rules are in effect and those that are suspended.


NYC Department of Sanitation will start plowing roads once two (2) inches of snow has been accumulated.  To see what roads have been plowed and when you can use the PLOW NYC Map.