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In 2012, some roads in New York City were placed under the jurisdiction of the federal National Highway System. Two of these roads are Broadway and 7th Avenue. The place where they intersect is the heart of Times Square. A side effect of this federal jurisdiction is that these roads are now required to comply […]

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There are as many as 50,000 digital and static billboards in all 50 U.S. States that have been taken over by respected works of art on August 4th. As part of the Art Everywhere US, they’ll be up all month. Check out the map — there are a few cycling in the fluorescent ad displays of Times […]

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Last week, a billboard advertisement for a parking lot in Chelsea was mysteriously altered with bucket paint and it appears to be the work of public space-altering artist Poster Boy. A video was uploaded to his Flickr on Thursday showing the modification. The advert originally read: “WTF is alternate side of the street parking anyway?” […]

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Reader Jeff Owens sent in this picture of a billboard that seems connected to the NSA-skewering sign in Tribeca we showed you yesterday. This one reads “The internet should be regulated,” and is on the corner of 27th Street and Broadway. Clear Channel confirmed that yesterday’s billboard was part of a teaser advertising campaign, but […]

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Hell is being stuck on a Los Angeles freeway, bumper to poison-spewing bumper, with a broken air conditioner, feeling the smog pulsate from your lungs into your bloodstream as the vein in your neck pounds arrhythmically from claustrophobia and misanthropy, and the daisy chain of cars stretches endlessly downtown… But wait, what’s this? A billboard, gutted and […]

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Over the past few years, the amount of dollars spent on outdoor advertising has dried up considerably, transforming many of the giant billboards lining the city’s roadways into massive public canvasses for graffiti artists and now, potential courters too. According to the Daily News, a 28-year-old Brooklyn man confessed his love (and guilt) by illegally […]

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After pressure from orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn, a landlord in the heart of Williamsburg rejected a billboard critical of religion by an atheist group. When the outdoor advertising company came to install it, property owner Kenny Stier wouldn’t give them access reports The Brooklyn Paper. Instead, the billboard was placed near the BQE which […]

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An atheist organization is erecting a billboard that’s sure to invite controversy, press, and most likely, vandalism, if not outright destruction. Written in Hebrew and English, it’s from a group called American Atheists and will be placed in a predominantly orthodox Jewish section of Williamsburg for a month.There’s also another one in Arabic that’s going […]

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A billboard for a cheap vodka brand was removed by the marketing agency that created it on Wednesday after some Bronx residents got pissed off it served its purpose and was widely reported on. The ad for Wódka, which read “Escort Quality, Hooker Pricing,” was displayed over the Bruckner Expressway, a major artery leading to […]

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The Christians got it all wrong. The Beast of the Apocalypse is not a horned creature from center Earth or a leopard with seven heads. It’s the interactive Forever 21 billboard in the heart of Times Square with mindless tourists, possibly the 50 millionth, waving at it. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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