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What permits are issued by New York City?

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Permits issued by the City of New York include certifications for the vehicles and pushcarts used by food purveyors as well as the licenses that allow vendors to sell fresh fruits and vegetables, notes FindLaw. The city also issues permits for events held in the megalopolis' parks, notes NYC Parks.

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New York issues Athletic Field permits for groups that intend to play on fields in the city's parks, notes NYC Parks. The city also issues permits for tennis players, photographers, filmmakers, scientific researchers and other eligible individuals or groups intending to operate within the city's parks. People who want to use certain park facilities, such as canoe and kayak launchers also need to apply for a permit from the city.

New York City also issues permits and licenses for novice and experienced drivers, explains DMV.org. The Department of Motor Vehicles of New York manages the process of obtaining learner's permits and drivers' licenses. Applicants for learner's permits should be at least 16 years old and may be required to submit documents, such as passports and birth certificates. Holders of learner's permits are not allowed to use bridges and tunnels managed by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority's jurisdiction, and they are they are also not permitted to use streets in the city's parks.

New York also issues permits for weapons such as pistols and revolvers, notes New York State Law. Such permits are issued by the city's police commissioners.

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