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Can New York City or another New York municipality be held liable for negligent snow and ice removal ?

Yes. As New York's Court of Appeals recently held in Marco v. Village/Town of Mt. Kisco, if the municipality had an active role in creating the dangerous snow and ice condition, they can be held liable as a matter of law, even if they didn't have prior written notice of the defective condition. For additional information on this topic, please see "How to Prove New York City's Liability for Negligent Snow and Ice Removal."
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