The Wall Street Journal writes about vendors still displaying NYC’s graphic anti-smoking posters even-though a federal court says the city does not have the right to force stores selling cigarettes to display them. One shop in question is “a bagel shop” on Montague Street:
WSJ: A woman who identified herself as the owner of a bagel shop on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights said she would not take down the signs until she called the city herself to verify. A reporter faxed her a copy of a confirmation from the city’s law department, but she said she still wasn’t convinced.
While the city mailed retailers letters warning them of the consequences of violating the poster code, the Bloomberg administration did not follow up with another letter telling them they were now off the hook. City officials said they were not required to mail out “individualized notices.”
The city is appealing the federal court’s decision.