From the Huffington Post:
Preservationists already battling NYU officials over the school's expansion plans have a new gripe -- dog poop signs.
The protectors of the Village's historical character told DNAinfo they were irate at New York University for putting up dozens of signs asking walkers to kindly curb their pooping dogs. The preservationists claim the signs are illegal.
The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission waded into the battle this month and ordered NYU to remove three signs at its Silver Towers complex, off Houston Street.
The offending signs, which say "please leash and clean up after your pet" and "curb your dog at the street," were installed illegally on landmarked property without a permit, the commission said.
But preservationists claimed the city was ignoring similar posters plastered all across the neighborhood. They are also outraged by "Dogipot" clean-up stations that provide litter bags complete with instructions.
According to the preservationists, it's illegal to install the"Dogipots" on properties with landmark status.
Thank God for the LPC! After all, it's much better to have actual dog poop than dog poop signs in a landmarked district!