A city-wide ban on smoking in parks, including the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, goes into effect Monday, May 23.
NBC New York: In two weeks, the parking lot — whether at Yankee Stadium or outside one of the city’s numerous parks — becomes one of the last legal escapes for cigarette smokers. Central Park will be off limits. So will the Brooklyn Heights promenade, Coney Island boardwalk and the pedestrian plaza outside Macy’s.
According to the NBC report, enforcement of the ban will be left up to citizens, “who will ask people to follow the law and stop smoking.” Violators may be fined $50, but will a citizen’s arrest be necessary?