Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Effective as of September 1, 2022.
As of September 1, a new State law went into effect that restricts the carrying of firearms in "sensitive" locations, which include places used for performance/ entertainment (like theaters), public parks, any place with an on-premises SLA license, and other places listed in NYS Penal Law 265.01-e.
It also restricts the carrying of concealed weapons in a specified list of "sensitive locations," including Times Square. Additionally, under the legislation, licensees will not be allowed to bring a concealed weapon into a private establishment unless they have explicit permission from the property owner. Signage will be posted around the borders of the Times Square sensitive location designating it as a "Gun Free Zone." There are also optional signage templates available for property owners of private establishments to indicate whether concealed carry licensees can bring guns onto their premises.
If you would like to post a sign at your property, you can use one of the templates here: https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/new-york-city-concealed-carry-law.page