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BOARD

CITT'OF \Trl-YORK DEPT OF P-{Rf,S I3 RECRE.{TION
-Petitioner-against.r13

LEONARD KOHEN
-Respondent-

To: Chief Judge, Environment Control Boal

PETITIONER'S REQUEST FOR Ali ORDER

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Dated: July I 1,2013

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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

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decision to dismiss Notice

of Violation Number 0180554413

("NO\-- l:e AL- ::lre- '..j

agreed

with the Respondent

that the NOV failed to provide evidence ---;: signs

:irtr-:.aj,es eristed. The NOV clearly

stated that both signs and barricades were :::-crnt at t:r,* :rure _.:l.

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s as issued. As such. the

Agency requests that the Board find the R:;r::rdent, Lerour: l":

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"R.espondent") in r iolation

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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under 56 RCNY $ 1-03(a) (3)

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rrten Closed to the Public.

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On APril 5,2013, Respondem Ez-{ lN:-.-ed running tLrerugh Hudson River Park ("Park')

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:::,.

Respondent clearlr t-ailed to compty with the Aeency's use the :*OV was properly issued.
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The closl:ll --lilt '-i ihe park nor barricades' throught-rut the Park' '"\'3:-: -- l-:-: rr- --::: l:51-< $-ere pOSted

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were not respondent that signs and barricades s1Tcrna]usi1 agreed with the

present at the Location. The

Nov

56 sets forrh a prima facic ;ase.

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g 1-03(a)(3) prohibits

they are closed to the public from entering parks when

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public' The NO\r clearl;' states that

park, and that the Respondent were p,-.*ed throu5:.-ut the signs that and place in were barricades the Rl-r"-'ndent u-a< was present at the Location. Thus,
the NOV' 03(aX3) and the ALJ incorrectly dismissed

-- ;lear violation of 56 RCNY $ 1-

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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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