Good Question: Can I Use a Propane Grill in Manhattan?

Here's a question from reader Amy, who lives in Manhattan. Any city-dwellers able to help her out with this good question about grilling?

My boyfriend and I have just bought a brand new propane grill from Home Depot with dreams of cooking out all summer long. But it seems propane tanks are illegal in Manhattan. Do you know what the rules/loopholes are surrounding this? Surely we can't be the only people who have a propane grill? Also, if it is illegal why would they sell them at the Manhattan Home Depot!? Please help us else our dreams of tasty grilled meats will be shattered!

And here's an update from Amy:

We were so eager to start grilling we found a delivery company that brought us a propane tank at 7am Saturday morning, it cost $87 and once it runs out we can call back and they'll bring us another full one for a cheaper price. The company is called Manhattan Propane, it seems a little weird since it is officially "illegal." But we're happy to have a functioning grill! And I can just put in my experience in the comments or you can put it as an update or something.

Amy, we don't have any direct experience with this, so we're throwing it open to the readers. What have your experiences been with propane tanks and grilling in Manhattan?

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