The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) requires that businesses offering egress passes from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx to NY City must charge a $3 fee to cover the cost of the pass.
If you’re in the state of New York, you can apply for a egress pass here.
It is really a shame that this is the way things are. New York City is a pretty great city and most of the other boroughs have a lot of great things going on too, but it isn’t that big of a deal. But, NYC has a lot of businesses that do egress passes so it is a huge deal for them.
Yes. And NYC businesses offering egress passes need to follow the rules. But we can’t help but think that this 3-fee charge is one the most overused fees in the world. It almost seems like the businesses are just trying to make it easier on city residents to get into city.
The New York Post, in an article about egress passes, says, “egress is a fairly simple process and one that should be available to anyone who wants to pay the fee. It’s not a special pass. It’s a fee that is required to enter a public area.” They go on to say that egress passes will be available for free in the city for the next 20 years.
The city has some pretty good rules for egress pass holders, though. The first rule is that they should only go through the city every 2 years. That can be pretty annoying for anyone who’s not a city resident. I mean, you can go through a city and get a pass for free, but if you’re not a city resident, you need to be in the city for the next 2 years.
You can’t pay for a pass if you don’t even know you’re in the city. This is a bit of a common sense policy and the idea is that it’s a fee that can be paid to you.
The idea here is that you can only spend a couple of hours between youand the city, then the rest of the time you can pay for the pass. That’s the way most egress pass holders want it. The idea is that you can’t spend a couple of hours between youand the city. That’s the way that egress pass holder’s mentality works.
So, you can be in a city for 2 years and never pay for egress. This is not a big deal, but the way that it works is ifyou’re not going to use it, you can never pay for it.
Egress pass owners and pass-holders don’t want to pay. That’s why they are so paranoid about the fees they are charged, they want to be able to pay to go through their city. That same mentality prevents people from taking egress because they can’t afford it.