Regarding those NYLawProfessionals.com signs that suddenly appeared on those beautiful vacant-lot-chained-link fences, our city responded and are “sending folks after those signs.” A victory for those who don’t want advertisements shoved in your face all day. I plan on referring to this post for all future illegal-advertisement postings- tagged: Not For Rent.
A reader named Matt sent me in some code laws:
No person or persons shall placard with show bills, handbills, posters or any printed or written notice or notices or advertisement of any kind whatsoever or attach anything whatsoever of such character to any tree, pump, hydrant, telegraph, telephone or electric light pole within the city, except legal notices and notices and rules made, adopted or enacted by the city council of said city and posted by order of said council.
(Ord. No. 1689/89, § 1, 2-21-89)
Any person including private citizens may remove and cart away any show bills, handbills, banners, posters or any printed or written notices or advertisements that have been placard posted and/or displayed in violation of this ordinance, except legal notices and notices and rules made, adopted or enacted by the city council and posted by order of said council.
No mention of fences, but it’s still illegal litter. In a way, I’m kind of mad that I even blogged about it since I just put up my giant SEABYTHECITY advertisement. I guess that’s coming down too 🙁