NEW YORK CITY — Grilling season is almost upon us, and while that may mean tasty meals in the sun, you will first have to find a place to legally get your grill on, tackling the city’s often confusing rules and regulations around barbecuing.
It’s legal to grill on your property in New York, but the city’s regulations rule it out for those who don't have access to a rooftop, a terrace, or a patio with enough distance from their building.
Lucky for you, the city is dotted with public parks where you can either haul in your own grill or make use of built-in grills. Check the map above for a comprehensive list of every grilling spot in the city’s parks, and get barbecuing.
If park barbecuing isn’t your scene however, and you have a backyard, terrace, or a nice, spacious patio, be sure to consult the city’s rules and regulations for grilling so you don’t end up violating the following prohibitions:
► It’s illegal to store or use a propane or charcoal grill on the roof of any building.
► Storing or using a propane grill on a residential property with a three or more family residence is prohibited.
► You may not store or use a propane grill on the terrace or balcony of an apartment building.
► If you’re grilling on a patio, you must be at least 10 feet from your building.
For a full list of safety tips and rules, check out the FDNY’s website.