1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title N: Offenses Against Public Order, Public Sensibilities and the Right to Privacy
  6. Article 240: Offenses Against Public Order


Section 240.45 Criminal nuisance in the second degree

Penal (PEN)

  A person is guilty of criminal nuisance in the second degree when:

  1. By conduct either unlawful in itself or unreasonable under all the circumstances, he knowingly or recklessly creates or maintains a condition which endangers the safety or health of a considerable number of persons; or

  2. He knowingly conducts or maintains any premises, place or resort where persons gather for purposes of engaging in unlawful conduct.

  Criminal nuisance in the second degree is a class B misdemeanor.