§ 5-430 Definitions
§ 5-431 Effect Upon Prior Street Closings
§ 5-432 Authority to Close Streets and to Acquire Any Right, Title or Interest Therein
§ 5-433 Resolution Authorizing the Closing or Discontinuance of a Street; Contents Of
§ 5-434 Acquisition of Street Being Closed or Discontinued
§ 5-435 Street Closing and Acquisition Maps; Certification and Filing Of
§ 5-436 Order to Expedite
§ 5-437 Release to Owners
§ 5-438 Closing of Street; Vesting of Title
§ 5-439 Closing of Street; Effect On Real Property Contracts
§ 5-440 Notice of Application to Court
§ 5-441 Application to Court; Contents of Petition
§ 5-442 Order Granting Application; Filing Thereof
§ 5-443 Filing of Damage Map; Notice to File Claims
§ 5-444 Proof of Ownership
§ 5-445 Note of Issue of the Proceeding
§ 5-446 View by Court
§ 5-447 Decision of the Court
§ 5-448 Corporation Counsel to Furnish Clerks; Agencies to Furnish Maps
§ 5-449 Amendment of Street Closing Proceeding to Include Acquisition of Fee Title to Closed Street
§ 5-450 Agreements With Owners
§ 5-451 Tentative Decree; Preparation, Contents and Filing Of
§ 5-452 Notice to File Objections; Hearing Thereon
§ 5-453 Correction of Defects
§ 5-454 Final Decree; Preparation, Contents and Filing Of
§ 5-455 Appeals to Appellate Division and Court of Appeals
§ 5-456 Taxation of Costs, Charges and Expenses
§ 5-457 Awards and Costs; When, How and to Whom Paid
§ 5-458 Awards; Deposits Of; Payment Of, to Persons Not Entitled Thereto
§ 5-459 Purchase of Awards by the City

Terms Used In New York Laws > New York City Administrative Code > Title 5 > Chapter 3 > Subchap. 4

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.