Skip to comments.Ansonia resident battles to keep neon peace sign she displays from her apt. window
Posted on 11/25/2012 12:31:47 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
This Upper West Sider is going to war for her peace symbol.
Brigitte Vosse, 58, has been irking neighbors for more than a year with her own personal protest against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: a neon peace sign hanging in her living-room window at the Ansonia, a beloved, Beaux-Art style Broadway building once home to Babe Ruth.
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If it was a cross or anything “conservative” those same libs would be calling for SWAT teams.
I am sure these libs would be fighting for her right to display the US flag too, lol... never mind
Silly lib though she may be, she’s got every right to hang that sign. Using a rule about commercial signage to restrict something hanging in a 16th-floor living room window is asinine, but typical of the nannies in Bloomberg’s New York.
I don’t see where it’s a sign...Looks like a window decoration to me...
Their neighbors should pray that a Kenny Rogers chicken doesn’t move next door...
I agree, but she probably just voted against freedom so I’m having difficulty caring right now. Let her fight her nazis herself.
“The city claims the peace symbol violates zoning laws requiring signs in commercial districts be no higher than 40 feet above the curb.”
That sounds like bunk to me. Not the regulation, but the interpretation of it in regards to what the woman has in her window. Whether or not I agree with her views, I think the city is playing dirty pool here.
Sheesh. From the ground, 16 floors up, you can hardly even see the sign. It looks like her fellow libs, being libs, just can’t live and let live, but have to insert themselves into everything that doesn’t fit their perfect world-view just so. (I’m no peace-nick, but I think the sign looks kind of cheerful.)
Upper West Side? I wonder if she would be so vehement of her rights to this sign if she knew it originated as a symbol for Saint Peter, who was crucified upside down?
Sounds like a lib. She’s got what she wanted.
LOL - that was a classic Seinfeld episode!
Even so, this is tyranny. When some HOA comes down on somebody for a flag, we're all outraged. This is no different.
At least the good guys prevailed on this one:
She should be allowed to keep it ONLY if she wears a burqa 24/7, gives up her right to vote, turns in her driver’s license and keeps her Fluken mouth shut around men.
So just what counts as a sign and what as an illuminated window decoration?
Maybe it’s hanging from a chain or cord. If she re-mounted the unit on a base which sits on the inside window sill or on a table, it would become an illuminated window decoration.
If it’s in that picture of the building front, I can’t even tell where it is.
This sounds like the sort of trifle that the law shouldn’t even lend itself to prosecuting. It’s not like there were a visible series of windows reading “EAT MORE TWINKIES” or something like that. For something to even count as a sign it ought to be legible.
No mention about Obammy killing families in Pakistan, Libya......
That white dot, up top in the front turret. From +/- 125-130ft below, it’s hard to discern WTH it is.
That shouldn’t even COUNT as a sign, even if she herself calls it one. If she lets a smart attorney handle the case she probably ought to win.
Sucks to have the courts used as a weapon against your freedoms, doesn’t it.
Oh fer cryin’ out loud.
It’s not even “neon”. If you look at the smaller picture of it below the building picture it appears to be strings of Christmas lights.
Meanwhile, if we support the right of people to display crosses or US flags, then we need to also support her right to display her peace symbol.
All I can say is, there was a time when,,,,,,,,,,,,
Personally, I like it when these people put up there stupid signs. That way I know where the idiots live.
Agreed, but the HOA just isn’t going to let this die. They’re control-freak nazis, and won’t give-up their “right to it”.
Yeah, who came up with “neon” for this thing that looks like it’s made with Christmas light bulbs. A decent neon peace sign wouldn’t look like that at all.
It’s not even an HOA covenant they’re getting buzzed up about here. It’s a city ordinance about “political signs.”
I’d say the first thing about something counting as a sign, is that it can be read by passers-by. It’s her own private symbol to what? God, the angels, and the birds? Good grief. I hope the judge says it can’t even be made out as to what it is, and so it’s indistinguishable from any other light.
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