Bird food system - permissable projections

For a flag pole: "Flagpoles that are supported entirely from the building may be constructed to project not more than eighteen feet beyond the street line, but not closer than two feet to the curb line, provided that no part of the flagpole is less than fifteen feet above the ground or sidewalk level.

On signs: "Wall signs may be constructed to project not more than twelve inches beyond the street line when conforming to the requirements of subchapter seven of this chapter. . . . Projecting signs may be constructed to project not more than ten feet beyond the street line, but not closer than two feet to the curb line, when conforming to the requirements of subchapter seven of this chapter, and provided that no part of the sign is less than ten feet above the ground or sidewalk level."

From the NYC Building Code.

An article in the New York Times discusses the code for flag poles, and the process involved in approval.

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