End-of-Summer Progress Report on Illegal Billboards
As part of our ongoing efforts to identify and remove illegal billboards, GVSHP recently targeted one such sign in NoHo at 441 Lafayette Street, reporting it to the city and requesting that violations be issued. Violations were soon issued, and we are pleased to report that the sign has now been removed.
GVSHP also recently met with Department of Buildings officials regarding the billboards at the Hotel Gansevoort, which we continue to contend violate zoning regulations. We were joined at the meeting by representatives of Speaker Quinn (whose office arranged the meeting), Borough President Stringer, Congressman Nadler, and State Senator Duane. GVSHP used the meeting to press the Department on its refusal to enforce zoning regulations which apply to these signs. We will continue to push the Department to enforce the law in this case, and are urging our elected officials to send similar letters to the Department.