From The New York Shitty Inbox: Billboard Down At Meeker & Graham Avenue

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:

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!)



June 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, Greenpoint Magic 

239 Myrtle

Well, it did fall.

The previous slide show beautifully illustrates the ineptitude of the Department of Buildings (lest I have not made it clear already*) comes courtesy of Lesterhead. With public servants like this, who needs enemies?

You can peruse complaints leading up to this incident including these gems dating from May 1, 2009



by clicking here and here. And do check out Clinton Hill Blog for the full scoop.

Miss Heather

*And of course there is my personal favorite: 156 India Street. You were (and are) really on top of that one, Department of Buildings! Hence why the Red Cross was brought in.

P.S.: For those of you who are curious (or homeless as a consequence of this) 493 Myrtle Avenue LLC can be reached here.

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