Fire escapes are to be used for emergency egress only. In addition, storing anything on fire escapes or in public hallways violates the New York City Housing Maintenance Code. If we find that you are storing items such as bicycles in the hallway or planters on the fire escape, we will have to ask that you kindly remove these items, as they block egress in the event of an emergency.
Can I use my fire escape?
posted in May of 2011