From Sunnyside Post:
Carole Vance, a local Sunnyside resident, spent most of her Saturday afternoon tearing down illegal signs that had been attached to neighborhood lampposts.
Vance and her husband, Larry, took down 11 signs that directed people to call Acapulco Rentals, a Jackson Heights agency that offers apartments for rent. At least, 30 signs were erected by Acapulco Rentals late last week.
Vance notified Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office about the problem.
On Tuesday, Van Bramer’s office told Vance that he had called the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to have enforcement officers come and remove the illegal signs. Furthermore, Van Bramer, in an e-mail to this publication, said that he had directed the DSNY to issue summons to the responsible party.
As a result, 13 signs were taken down and 13 summonses were issued to Acapulco Rentals. Each summons carried a fine of $75, which resulted in a total penalty of $975, according to Van Bramer’s office. His office asked the public to call 718-383-9566 if any other signs.