State Senator Martin “Marty” Connor’s “street team” was out in force in Brooklyn Heights tonight, handing out fliers to commuters. A couple of young men were spotted slipping Connor fliers under the front doors of a few brownstones as well. Luckily, if you don’t want his stuff – or anyone else’s – on your doorstep, New York State has come to the rescue. All you have to do is hang up a sign:
NY Times CityRoom: On Saturday, the city started enforcing a new state law that prohibits the placement of “unsolicited papers, fliers, pamphlets, handbills, circulars or other materials advertising a business or soliciting business” at homes in New York City where the property owner has posted a sign saying such materials are not wanted. Advertisers who violate the law face fines from $250 for a first offense to $1,000 for repeat violators.