Billboard Battles Continue in Meatpacking District and East Village
GVSHP continues to monitor illegal billboards in our neighborhood and advocate for their removal. Last week the Hotel Gansevoort erected the second of their two giant advertising signs on Hudson Street even though they did not have permission from the City to do so, and even though they had received violations from the City for similar actions in the past. GVSHP immediately reported this to the City, and through Speaker Quinn's office has requested a meeting with the Department of Buildings to discuss several outstanding concerns regarding the legality of the billboards to which the City has not yet responded. Some nearby good news, however, is that following our efforts, three 3-story high illegal billboards have finally been removed from 30 Gansevoort Street, directly behind the Hotel Gansevoort.
In the East Village, while GVSHP has gotten the City to issue violations against several illegal billboards, many owners have simply ignored the violations or removed the billboards temporarily only to put them up again days later. GVSHP has been closely monitoring these signs and reporting such repeat violations to the City, in order to get the signs removed.