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Smoking Policy Update

posted Dec 8, 2017, 6:33 AM by 205 West End Avenue Owners Corporation
To comply with the recently amended Local Law 147 of the City of New York (Section 17-502 of the administrative code), the Board has implemented the follow smoking policy, effective immediately.  This clarifies existing smoking policy in accordance with City regulations, and does not represent a substantial change in building policy.
  1. Smoking is prohibited in all of the common areas of the building, including, but not limited to, the elevators, hallways, stairways, lobby, courtyards and rooftops.
  2. Smoking is also prohibited outside on the building’s property within 20 feet of the building’s entrance.
  3. No person shall smoke in the areas where smoking is prohibited by this rule, nor permit smoking by any occupant, agent, tenant, invitee, guest, friend, or family member in such areas.
  4. Smoking is permitted inside residents’ individual units, but such residents shall not allow, and shall take reasonable steps to prevent, secondhand smoke from passing into neighboring units or common areas of the building. Smoking in violation of this rule may constitute a nuisance pursuant to the terms and provisions of the 205 West End House Rules.
  5. The Board reserves the right to impose appropriate measures on a case-by- case basis, including requiring that an apartment be sealed or that smoking inside an apartment be restricted, in response to complaints of secondhand smoke passing from such apartment into neighboring units or common areas of the building.
  6. The term ‘smoking’ includes carrying, burning, or otherwise handling or controlling any lit, smoldering, or electronic product containing tobacco or cloves, including but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping devices, cigars, or pipes.
The House Rules have been updated to incorporate this policy. The most up-to-date version of the House Rules can be found on the 205 West End website (http://www.205westend.com/).

The Board thanks you for your compliance to this policy.