From the NY Post:
Phil Fiumano, 45, has allegedly begun accepting $125 deposits from local bands willing to lock up space for a 10-day "summer-concert series" he's illegally promoting along the boardwalks of Coney Island and Staten Island's South Beach.
Bands willing to shell out the deposit and remaining $100 are promised hour-long sets, which Fiumano in ads says he'll "film in front of beach goers" and package as music videos. He also says he'll air performances on his show, "New York Rocks," a cult favorite on public-access cable TV in Staten Island and Manhattan.
But Fiumano needs city permits he hasn't obtained to stage the public concerts, and Parks Department officials said they'd never issue them.
They said Parks patrol officers would now be on the lookout for Fiumano and could hit both the promoter -- and even the bands -- with hefty fines for illegal vending, unauthorized noise, unauthorized commercial cinematic production and other violations should they set up on the city-owned boardwalks or beaches.