NYPD Proposes Fee On NYC Marathon, Other Races
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Organizers of the New York City Marathon and other races are concerned about a proposed fee to cover New York Police Department expenses.
The issue centers on so-called “noncharitable athletic parades” with registration fees. The NYPD is thinking about charging the full cost for such work as controlling traffic and shutting down streets.
The president of the New York Road Runners, which puts on the marathon, says such charges could be difficult to estimate in advance.
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