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§1-02 Definitions

Authorized Bathing Beaches.
"Authorized Bathing Beaches" are those designated as such by the Department after approval by the Health authorities.
Bathing Area.
"Bathing Area" means any area maintained for the use of bathers, including the water area and lands under water adjacent to and within one thousand feet of the bathing beaches on the ocean, bays or rivers along the shores of New York City under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner.
Bicycle.
“Bicycle” means every two– or three–wheeled device upon which a person or persons may ride, propelled by human power through a belt, a chain or gears, with such wheels in a tandem or tricycle, except that it shall not include such a device having solid tires and intended for use only on a sidewalk by pre–teenage children.
Boardwalk.
"Boardwalk" means any waterfront promenade maintained for pedestrians.
Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Parks & Recreation or the chief executive officer of any successor agency.
Department.
"Department" refers to the Department of Parks & Recreation of the City of New York or all successor agencies.
Demonstration.
"Demonstration" means a group activity including but not limited to, a meeting, assembly, protest, rally, march or vigil which involves the expression of views or grievances, involving more than 20 people or a group activity involving less than 20 people for which specific space is requested to be reserved.
Dumping.
"Dumping" refers to the unauthorized disposal of refuse in an amount totaling one cubic yard or more.
Event.
"Event" refers to both Demonstrations and Special Events.
Expressive Matter.
"Expressive matter" means materials or objects with expressive content, such as newspapers, books, or writings, or visual art such as paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, or entertainment.
Littering.
"Littering" refers to the unauthorized disposal of refuse in an amount totaling less than one cubic yard.
Motor Vehicle.
"Motor Vehicle" refers to any automobile, motorcycle, moped, or other vehicle propelled by a motor.
Owner.
"Owner" refers to any person owning, operating, or having the use or control of an animal, a vehicle or any other personal property.
Park.
"Park" signifies public parks, beaches, waters and land under water, pools, boardwalks, playgrounds, recreation centers and all other property, equipment, buildings and facilities now or hereafter under the jurisdiction, charge or control of the Department.
Park path.
“Park path” means any road, path or trail through or within a park that is not used for vehicular traffic, except for possible use by emergency motor vehicles or Department motor vehicles, provided that it shall not include a path designated by the Commissioner as a bikepath.
Park Road.
"Park Road" means any road through or within a park, and used for vehicular traffic.
Park Sign.
"Park Sign" means any placard, notice or sign duly posted by the Department. Park Street. "Park Street" means the full width of all streets abutting any park.
Pedicab.
“Pedicab” means a bicycle as defined in this section or other device that is designed and constructed to transport or carry passengers, that is solely propelled by human power, and that is operated to transport passengers for hire.
Permit.
"Permit" unless otherwise specified, means any written authorization issued by or under the authority of the Commissioner for a specified privilege, permitting the performance of a specified act or acts in any park or on any park street.
Person.
"Person" means any natural person, corporation, society, organization, company, association, firm, partnership, or other entity.
Police Officer.
"Police Officer" refers to any member of the Police Department of the City of New York and any other city employee who is a Special Patrolman appointed and sworn in by the Police Commissioner and assigned to the Commissioner.
Rules.
"Rules" unless otherwise specified, refers to any Rule established pursuant to §533(a) of Chapter 21 of the New York City Charter and promulgated in compliance with the notice, publication and filing requirements of Chapter 45 of the New York City Charter.
Sexual Activity.
"Sexual activity" means any touching of the exposed sexual or other intimate parts of a person for the purpose of gratifying the sexual desire of a person.
Sound Reproduction Device.
"Sound Reproduction Device" includes, but is not limited to, any radio receiver, phonograph, television receiver, musical instrument, tape recorder, cassette or disc player, speaker device or system and any sound amplifier.
Special Event.
"Special Event" means a group activity including, but not limited to, a performance, meeting, assembly, contest, exhibit, ceremony, parade, athletic competition, reading, or picnic involving more than 20 people or a group activity involving less than 20 people for which specific space is requested to be reserved. Special Event shall not include casual park use by visitors or tourists.

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