Monday, January 16, 2012
Billboard that collapsed was illegal
The slogan for the New York Lottery is "Hey, You Never Know," and only part of it remained early Saturday morning as crews worked to remove a collapsed billboard in Brooklyn.
The sign was atop 421 Meeker Avenue. It came crashing down Friday afternoon on the westbound side of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, sending debris flying through the neighborhood and onto the BQE.
A car and nearby buildings were damaged. Officials at the Department of Buildings say advertisements at the location are illegal.
DOB officials say the city has been cracking down on illegal billboards since 2009, but it hasn't been easy since many are old enough to be exempt from new restrictions.
So the State was advertising on an illegal billboard? How appropriate.