There are times when you can’t tell if the things you read are from The Onion or The Brooklyn Eagle. Today’s item, about the owner of Montague Street Bagels posting an apology for a NYC DOH mandated anti-smoking poster displayed in the store, is real:
Brooklyn Eagle: “We are sorry, but by order of NYC DOH we are required to post the sign or face a fine a $2,000 fine,” the notice explains. That was confirmed by Joseph Aceto a partner at Montague Street Bagels, in an interview on NY 1 News.
Customers have complained that the ugly anti-smoking poster is out of place in a deli, he said. It’s in color and approximately 20 by 19 inches in size.