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Monday, July 23, 2007

WINDOW GUARDS

THE WINDOWS AT NEW APARTMENT ARE SET TO ONLY OPEN ABOUT FOUR INCHES ALTHOUGH THE WINDOWS CAN CLEARLY BE OPENED FURTHER IF UNLOCKED. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE LAW REQUIRES WINDOW GUARDS IN APARTMENTS WHERE THERE ARE SMALL CHILDREN. ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE, WINDOW GUARDS MUST BE INSTALLED IF:

you live in a building that has three or more apartments and a child under age 11 lives in your apartment.

BUT
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if you do not have a child under age 11 living with you, you still can have window guards if you want them.
THIS SEEMS TO INFER THAT THERE IS NO LEGAL REQUIREMENT TO INSTALL WINDOWS GUARDS WHERE NO CHILDREN ARE LIVING IN THE APARTMENT AND WINDOW GUARDS ARE NOT REQUESTED BY TENANT.

I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO OPEN MY WINDOWS MORE THAN FOUR INCHES AND WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS HAD A SIMILAR EXPERIENCE TRYING TO CONVINCE THEIR BUILDING MANAGEMENT TO PERMIT APARTMENT WINDOWS TO FULLY OPEN WHEN THERE IS NO ISSUE OF CHILD PROTECTION INVOLVED.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

lower case is easier to read

JMBO said...

Manhattan Park allows windows to be opened if no kids - also provide screens - its great