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Balcony charcoal grill in Manhattan?

classacts | May 27, 201007:10 PM     7

I'm moving into my new apartment in the Union Square area and it's a 2nd floor apartment with a 10' x 8' rooftop patio. The current lessee has a propane barbecue on the patio right against the sliding patio doors and I was thinking of buying a Weber One-Touch charcoal grill for the summer when I move in.

I have read the fire code at http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/saf... which says that propane tanks are illegal in Manhattan but charcoal grills can be used on balconies as long as there is 10' of clearance from anything flammable.

I have also read that many people have grills in Manhattan and use them regardless. Anyone here have any experience with grills in Manhattan?

I suppose a lot of smoke is generated from charcoal grills compared to gas grills, and I'm worried the smoke will billow off the rooftop and others will see - not to mention the people above.

Really hope to get some good grilling going this summer. I appreciate your thoughts!

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