Section 3.2

How is the Public Realm
Shaped by Existing
Regulatory Frameworks?

Photo of children play in the water of an open fire hydrant in a closed street, with chairs and toys on the street. Adults talk nearby.
The following sample scenarios illustrate common uses of the public realm in our commercial districts. From promoting, marketing, and selling products and services to complementary ambient entertainment for visitors and diners, each activity that occurs is required to comply with a set of regulations enforced by a mix of city agencies. 

︎ Uptown Grand Central