Meatpacking District Billboard Disapproved
GVSHP continues to fight illegal billboards throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, NoHo, the Meatpacking District, and Hudson Square. In one small victory, this Tuesday the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed with GVSHP and denied a request by the owner of an illegal billboard at 675 Hudson Street in the Meatpacking District to legalize the billboard (the "Little Flatiron Building). While the LPC denied the request to legalize the south-facing billboard, the Department of Buildings granted permission for the north-facing billboard on the building before landmark designation took effect in 2003. However, GVSHP has discovered that the even the north-facing billboard violates zoning regulations, and has urged the Department of Buildings to revoke its permits and force its removal.