The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates any newsracks placed on City sidewalks. A newsrack is any self-service or coin-operated box used or maintained for the display, sale or distribution of newspapers or other written material to the general public. Newsrack owners must register with DOT before placing a newsrack on the sidewalk.
After their initial registration, owners must register with DOT annually by November 1, and must immediately inform DOT of any changes affecting the information provided in their registration form, including plans for removing newsracks from the sidewalk.
NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)
55 Water Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10041
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Newsracks