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From The New York Shitty Inbox: Billboard Down At Meeker & Graham Avenue
Filed under: 11211, 11222, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
An anonymous tipster writes:
Brooklyn: BQE at Metropolitan Ave Hugh. Billboard came down due to the high winds and resting on the expressway, Highway is closed.
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/157908118465024001
By all appearances no one was hurt (I am awaiting a confirm of this from the head of the 94th Precinct). Nonetheless, commuters might want to avoid this area. YIKES!
UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: here are a few more images courtesy of JUZTIN
My questions are now this: What, if any, regulations are there for billboards? Are they subject to routine maintenance— and if so, by whom? If so, was a lack of routine maintenance to blame for this? Did the inexplicable and horrific auto accident involving an office duty police officer recently possibly destabilize this sign? I don’t know— but I want to find out!
UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: So apparently the billboard was located on the building in question and it appears the aforemention-auto accident is not a factor: citizen journalist Robin writes:
The car went off the other side of the BQE and one block up (south side , btwn Graham and Humboldt). The pole for this sign was in the back of the building it fell on (north side btwn Graham and Manhattan).
Photo credits: Robin Hagert (Thanks!)