32-21

Use Group 12

C4 C6 C7 C8

Use Group 12 consists primarily of fairly large entertainment facilities that:

(1)        have a wide service area and generate considerable pedestrian, automotive or truck traffic; and

(2)        are, therefore, appropriate only in secondary, major or central commercial areas.

Certain public service establishments are also included.

A. Amusements

Arenas or auditoriums, with capacity limited to 2,500 seats [PRC-D]

 

*Billiard parlor or pool halls [PRC-D]

 

*Bowling alleys or table tennis halls, with no limitation on number of bowling lanes per establishment [PRC-D]

 

**Eating or drinking establishments with entertainment and a capacity of more than 200 persons, or establishments of any capacity with dancing [PRC-D]

In C4 Districts, a minimum of four square feet of waiting area within the zoning lot shall be provided for each person permitted under the occupant capacity as determined by the New York City Building Code. The required waiting area shall be in an enclosed lobby and shall not include space occupied by stairs, corridors or restrooms. In C4 Districts, such establishment shall be a minimum of 100 feet from a Residence District boundary, except that within 100 feet from a Residence District boundary, such establishment is permitted only by special permit pursuant to Section 73-244.

 

In C6-1, C6-2, C6-3 and C6-4 Districts, a minimum of four square feet of waiting area within the zoning lot shall be provided for each person permitted under the occupant capacity as determined by the New York City Building Code. The required waiting area shall be in an enclosed lobby and shall not include space occupied by stairs, corridors or restrooms. In these districts, the entrance to such use shall be a minimum of 100 feet from the nearest Residential District boundary.

Historical exhibits, provided such use is contained within a completely enclosed building [PRC-D]

 

Indoor golf recreation centers [PRC-D]

 

Model car hobby center, including racing, with no limitation on floor area per establishment [PRC-D]

 

Public auction rooms [PRC-D]

 

Skating rinks, enclosed [PRC-D]

 

Stadiums, with capacity limited to 2,500 seats [PRC-D]

 

Trade expositions, with rated capacity for not more than 2,500 persons, as determined by the Commissioner of Buildings [PRC-D]

B. Retail Establishments

Antique stores [PRC-B]

 

Art gallery, commercial [PRC-B]

 

Book stores [PRC-B]

 

Candy or ice cream stores [PRC-B]

 

Cigar and tobacco stores [PRC-B]

 

Delicatessen stores [PRC-B]

 

Drug stores [PRC-B]

 

Gift shops [PRC-B]

 

Jewelry or art metal craft shops [PRC-B]

 

Music stores [PRC-B]

 

Newsstands [PRC-B]

 

Photographic equipment stores [PRC-B]

 

Record stores [PRC-B]

 

Stationery stores [PRC-B]

 

Toy stores [PRC-B]

C. Public Service Establishments

Police stations [PRC-C]

 

Water or sewage pumping stations

D. Automotive Service Establishments

Public parking garages or public parking lots with capacity of 150 spaces or less, subject to the provisions set forth for accessory off-street parking spaces in Sections 36-53 (Width of Curb Cuts and Location of Access to the Street), 36-55 (Surfacing) and 36-56 (Screening), and provided that such public parking lots are not permitted as-of-right in C7 Districts and such public parking garages are not permitted as-of-right in C4-5, C4-6, C4-7, C6, C8-4, M1-4, M1-5, M1-6, M2-3, M2-4 or M3-2 Districts. Public parking garages may be open or enclosed, provided that no portion of such use shall be located on a roof other than a roof which is immediately above a cellar or basement.

 

In the Manhattan Core, these uses are subject to the provisions of Article I, Chapter 3, and in the Long Island City area, as defined in Section 16-02 (Definitions), such uses are subject to the provisions of Article I, Chapter 6.

E. Accessory Uses

*        In a C4 District, a use in Use Group 12, marked with an asterisk, shall not be located on the ground floor of a building unless such use is at least 50 feet from the street wall of the building in which it is located, as provided in Section 32-423 (Limitation on ground floor location)

**        In C6-4 Districts mapped within that portion of Community District 5, Manhattan, bounded by West 22nd Street, a line 100 feet west of Fifth Avenue, a line midway between West 16th Street and West 17th Street, and a line 100 feet east of Sixth Avenue, eating or drinking establishments with entertainment and a capacity of more than 200 persons, or establishments of any capacity with dancing, are permitted only by special permit of the Board of Standards and Appeals in accordance with Section 73-244

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