City of Rye, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Rye 2-4-1942 as various sections of Ch. 4 of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Firearms — See Ch. 95.
Noise — See Ch. 133.
Abandoned refrigerators — See Ch. 149.
It shall be unlawful for persons to congregate, stand, loaf or loiter in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public place so as to obstruct the same or to hinder, prevent or annoy persons passing or attempting or desiring to pass therein or thereon; to congregate, stand, loaf or loiter in or in front of any hall, lobby, doorway, passage or entrance of any public building, theater, public hall, hotel, store, shop or other like building or place of public assemblage so as to obstruct the same or hinder, prevent or annoy persons passing along or into or out of the same or attempting or desiring to do so.
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, aid or countenance or assist in making any improper noise, or to incite or engage in any riot or disturbance, or to indulge or engage in improper conduct or conversation in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or in any theater or place of amusement or in any room or building in which any number of persons are lawfully assembled.
All processions or parades occupying or marching in any street or public place within the city to the exclusion or interruption of other citizens in their individual right or use thereof are forbidden unless a written permit is first obtained from the Clerk.
Public bathing in any of the waters within the city, except those under the control of Westchester County Park Commission, unless in a suitable bathing dress or covering is hereby prohibited. Walking or appearing upon the public highways within the city in bathing or other similar scant costume unless the wearer of such costume shall also wear suitable outer garments or covering properly fastened over the same and covering the body and limbs is hereby prohibited.
[Amended 6-16-1976 by Ord. No. 7-1976]
Coasting, ballplaying, roller skating or any other game, amusement or exercise in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public place within the city, except in or upon such street or place designated by the Council, which interferes with the free, safe and convenient use of such street, sidewalk or other public place, and skateboarding on any through highway, is prohibited.
The posting of any advertisement, notice or bill within the limits of any public street or highway or upon any public property within the city without the consent of the Council is hereby prohibited, provided that this section shall not apply to the posting of any notice which is required by law to be posted.
It shall be unlawful willfully to deface, cover over, tear down, change or destroy any advertisement, notice or ordinance posted by order of the Council or any official of the city.
[Amended 11-21-1956]
Any person who shall enter upon, intrude on, drive on or over the real property of another, private or public, without the authority or consent of the owner thereof or the person entitled to or in possession thereof, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $10 for the first offense and not more than $25 for each subsequent offense.
[Added 8-16-1961 by Ord. No. 12-1961]
No clotheslines, drying racks, poles or other similar devices for hanging clothes, rags or other fabrics shall be erected or maintained in a front yard or side yard abutting a street. If there is a practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship in drying clothes elsewhere on the premises, a permit shall be issued by the City Clerk permitting the use of said front or side yard for such purpose upon approval of and a finding by the Building Inspector that drying of clothes elsewhere on the premises would create a practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship. If a permit is denied, the applicant may appeal to the Board of Appeals of this city. The provisions of this section shall be applicable to existing conditions.