N.Y. Multiple Dwelling Law Section 232


All fire-escapes erected after April eighteenth, nineteen hundred twenty-nine, shall be arranged and constructed in conformity with the provisions of section fifty-three.


As specifically indicated in subdivision nine of section fifty-three, a wire, chain, cable, vertical ladder, or rope fire-escape is an unlawful means of egress from any apartment. Every such fire-escape shall be removed and replaced, if required as a means of egress, by a system of fire-escapes constructed and arranged as provided in section fifty-three.

Source: Section 232 — Fire-escapes, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/MDW/232 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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