N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 204
Powers of the authority

The authority shall have power 1. To sue and be sued;


To have a seal and alter the same at pleasure;


To acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property or interests therein in its own name, subject to mortgages or other liens or otherwise and to pay therefor in cash or on credit, and to give mortgages thereon in full or part payment therefor or otherwise to secure or procure payment of all or any part of the purchase price thereof, on such terms and conditions as it shall determine;


To make by-laws for the management and regulation of its affairs;


With the consent of the commission to use the agents, employees and facilities of the commission and to authorize the making of improvements or the acquisition of property by the commission when funds are available therefor and funds of the authority are insufficient for such purposes;


To appoint officers, agents and employees and fix their compensation; subject, however, to the provisions of the civil service law, which shall apply to the authority as a municipal corporation, other than a city;


To make contracts and incur debts and to execute all instruments necessary or convenient;


To charge fees for admission to the park and for the use of the facilities therein subject to and in accordance with such agreements with holders of bonds as may be made as hereinafter provided;


To rent, buy, sell and deal in, goods, wares and merchandise in any way connected with the recreational facilities furnished, or to lease the right to exercise such powers;


To give instruction in sports, games and recreations and to lease the right to exercise such power;


To operate restaurants, cafes and other places for serving food and refreshments and to lease the right to exercise such power;


To lease the right to construct and/or use such facilities in Bethpage park on such terms and for such considerations as it shall determine, provided, however, that no lease shall be made for a period of more than ten years from the date when it is made;


To issue negotiable bonds and to provide for the rights of the holders thereof, and to secure the same by a mortgage or deed of trust on its property;


To enter on any lands, waters and premises for the purpose of making surveys, soundings and examinations;


To do all things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers expressly given in this title. * NB (Abolished in 1975)

Source: Section 204 — Powers of the authority, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/204 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 204’s source at nysenate​.gov

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