Illegal Billboards Update
GVSHP continues to fight against the proliferation of illegal billboards throughout Greenwich Village. Recently, a number of billboards targeted by GVSHP have been removed, including those located at 91 East 7th Street (at 1st Avenue), which GVSHP had been actively pushing for removal of since March 2007. As of November 2008, the billboard is finally gone and the owner has been fined by the Environmental Control Board for his illegal activities.
Additionally, GVSHP successfully argued for the city to act swiftly to remove billboards at the following locations: 127-135 Fourth Avenue (East 9th/10th Street), 145 Fourth Avenue, 807 Washington Street at Gansevoort Street, and 55 Bleecker Street at Lafayette.
Despite this progress, there are still many illegal billboards throughout our neighborhoods which GVSHP continues to work to get removed.
If you see a billboard that you believe is illegal, report it to 311. Give as much information as possible (including a specific address) to 311 and get a complaint number. Let us know your complaint number and we will follow-up with city officials and keep on top of the illegal billboard you have reported. Pictures are particularly helpful in the process and can really speed things up so, if possible, please send us a picture of the billboard along with your complaint number and the street address.