New York: one woman, one garden, twelve seasons.
Lovely! That's what my fire escape only wishes it was, instead of an herb garden.But riddle me this -- is it true that it's illegal to have ANYTHING on a fire escape in NYC? I've heard of folks being fined by the fire department for it, and issued orders to remove everything. I know that's probably hard to enforce, but I wonder what the true rule is?!
Hi JillYes, it is illegal. As to how often it is enforced, I don't know.Having a barbecue on your deck or roof terrace is also illegal, and most people who have the space, have a barbecue. I've never heard of this being enforced.The fire escape rule is, of course, a good one. When you need the fire escape, which may be never, you really. NEED. the fire escape, right? But it's too tempting for people like us, I'm guessing...
I was wondering about that fire escape rule myself...thanks, Jill, for asking! Marie, maybe the wrought iron in that picture you posted isn't actually a fire escape? they don't seem to be connected by ladders? That one spot of green with flowers cheers up the whole face of that building