You have questions, and we have your answers: Where can people smoke?

The Parks Department website says the law "will be enforced mostly by New Yorkers themselves."

Katelynn Ulrich

Apr 16, 2024, 10:38 PM

Updated 35 days ago

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"I live right next to a park and often times I have to cross the street because the teenagers are there smoking weed. I understand it's legal but if there's no smoking allowed in the park, why isn't anyone policing the park?" asked a caller on News 12's Ask Your Advocate show Monday night.
No one can smoke anything in New York City parks, pools, gardens, beaches or boardwalks.
A city Parks Department spokesperson said, "Our Parks Enforcement Patrol officers’ first course of action is to educate parkgoers on our rules before issuing a summons or citation. Our parks have long been smoke-free and remain so."
The Parks Department website says the law "will be enforced mostly by New Yorkers themselves."
Violators could receive a $50 ticket.


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