Will NYC Remove Times Square Neon Signs?

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signsNew York City officials are balking at federal demands that the city remove Times Square?s iconic neon signs.

The oversize billboards are apparently in violation of a 2012 highway spending bill that placed a number of Manhattan streets under regulation of the 1965 Highway Beautification Act, which limits the sizes of signs along roadways, WCBS first reported.

?All these billboards, they no longer meet the Highway Beautification Act requirements, and so now we’re going to have to go through kind of a complicated process with the state to yank them off because the feds are threatening to take away 10 percent of our money,? Polly Trottenberg, the New York City Department of Transportation commissioner, told Capital New York.

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