Councilman James Van Bramer is trying to limit the number of ads for retail or commercial space for rent to no more than one on each side of a vacant building.
"It's a real quality of life concern for my constituents," said Van Bramer. “This kind of over-signage is unnecessary. It's cluttered and part of the littering of the landscape of our neighborhoods and our cities."
Indeed, some city residents are complaining about the amount of signage in commercial windows across the city.
Others complained about the amount of signs used to solicit sales or leases.
"You don't need so many, you just need, like, one," said Charles Cudd, a Queens resident.