Village of Massapequa Park, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massapequa Park 5-22-1967 as Secs. 14-2, 14-4, 14-5, 14-7, 14-9, 14-11, 14-12 and 14-13 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Penalties for offenses — See Ch. 1, Art. I.
Public consumption of alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 70, Art. I.
Clothing requirements — See Ch. 74, Part 2.
Firearms — See Ch. 150.
Littering — See Ch. 204.
Noise — See Ch. 218.
Nuisances — See Ch. 222.
Parades and public assemblages — See Ch. 226.
Parks — See Ch. 232.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 240.
Found property — See Ch. 252, Art. II.
Recreational use of streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 298, Art. IV.

§ 236-1 Disturbing the peace.

No person shall indulge in disorderly or noisy or disturbing conduct within the village. Any person who commits any of the following acts shall be deemed in violation of this section:
A. 
Offensive language, conduct or behavior. Uses or indulges in offensive, disorderly, threatening, abusive or insulting language, conduct or behavior.
B. 
Annoys or disturbs others. Acts in such manner as to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct or be offensive to others.
C. 
Unlawful assembly. Congregates with others on a public street, sidewalk, park or place for other than a lawfully permitted purpose and refuses to move on when ordered by the police.
D. 
Causes crowds. By his actions causes a crowd to collect, except when lawfully addressing such a crowd.
E. 
Shouts or makes noise. Shouts or makes any other noise either outside or inside a building during the nighttime to the annoyance or disturbance of any considerable number of persons.
F. 
Interferes with others. Interferes with any person in any place by jostling against such person or unnecessarily crowding him or by placing a hand in the proximity of such person's pocket, pocketbook or handbag.
G. 
Solicits alms. Stations himself on the public streets or follows or approaches pedestrians for the purpose of soliciting alms or solicits alms on the public streets unlawfully.
H. 
Solicits lewd acts. Frequents or loiters about any public place soliciting any person for the purpose of committing a crime against nature or other lewdness.
I. 
Tampers with municipal property, notices, etc. Damages, destroys or makes improper or unauthorized use of any municipal property, including parks, parking fields or stadiums, or conducts himself in a manner contrary to any notices, rules or regulations of the village or refuses to obey orders of any person in authority with respect to the use of or conduct in or with respect to such property.
J. 
Disturbs peace and quiet. Destroys the peace and quiet of the village or any lawful meeting or assembly therein.
K. 
Loiters.
(1) 
Loiters or congregates with others on the street, sidewalks, doorways or stairways or areas adjacent thereto, or on stairways, platforms, waiting rooms and escalators of railroad or bus stops so as to impede traffic, or to the annoyance of passersby or others.
(2) 
Loiters or congregates with others on village-owned or -controlled properties, including any and all park and memorial areas, without the express written consent of the Board of Trustees, or remains upon said premises without any legitimate reason for being there and not having written permission from the Board of Trustees authorizing the congregating within said premises, or wanders in and about said premises without apparent reason and under circumstances which justify suspicion that he or they may be engaged or about to engage upon criminal activity, and upon inquiry by a peace officer refuses to identify himself or fails to give a reasonably credible account of his conduct and purposes.
[Added 1-24-1972]

§ 236-2 Obscene acts and materials.

A. 
Lewd acts and gestures. No person shall commit or indulge in any lewd, wanton, indecent, immodest, obscene or filthy act or gesture.
B. 
Lewd signs and billboards. No person shall expose, display, post, exhibit, paint, print or mark upon any wall or object or place any placard, bill, painting or sign, either as an advertisement or otherwise, upon any building, billboard, wall, fence, tree or other surface, so as to be visible from any street or public place, which shall be of a lewd, indecent, immodest, immoral or vulgar character, such as may be calculated to shock the sense of decency or propriety.

§ 236-3 Public intoxication.

No person shall appear or be upon any street, sidewalk, highway or in any public hall, park or other public place in the village in a condition of intoxication.

§ 236-4 Destruction of property.

A. 
Generally. No person shall willfully or maliciously break, tear, mar, injure, remove or deface any building, fence, awning, signboard, bulletin board, telegraph pole, telephone pole, light pole, fountain, shrubbery or other ornamental thing, or tear down, destroy or mutilate any notice or handbill or sign lawfully posted.
B. 
Public property. No person shall, without previously procuring and holding unrevoked a permit therefor, as provided by local law or ordinance of the village, paint, deface, damage or destroy any pavement, curb, sidewalk, tree, shrubbery or grass within or upon any streets, parks or other public property in the village.

§ 236-5 Obstruction of officers.

No person shall interfere with or obstruct any officer executing his proper orders.

§ 236-6 Projectiles.

No person shall propel, throw or shoot any missile or solid objects such as stones, snowballs, sticks, metal or similar materials upon or across or toward any street, sidewalk, highway or other public place in the village where such act would injure or threaten injury to any person or property.

§ 236-7 Trespassing.

It shall be unlawful for any person to enter without authority or to trespass upon any private property or any property owned by or under the control of the village.

§ 236-8 Dressing or undressing in public.

No person shall use an automobile or other vehicle on any public highway or any place exposed to public view for the purpose of dressing or undressing therein, nor shall any person dress or undress in any public place within the village.