It was also suggested that other locations, in addition to the three gateways to the city, might be designated--perhaps on Warren Street--as a way to accommodate the demand for banners. Supervisor Ellen Thurston (Third Ward) advised from the audience that hanging banners over the roadway on Warren Street had been banned after a banner announcing Winter Walk, which had been stretched across Warren Street, was blown loose by the wind, fell, and damaged a parked car.
Alderman John Friedman (Third Ward), also speaking from the audience, expressed the opinion that "one of the beauties of Warren Street is the the vista down to the river." "It would be a shame," said Friedman, "to obstruct that."
No resolution to the problem was reached at last night's meeting, but Common Council president Don Moore, who serves ex officio on the committee, announced that he would have to recuse himself from the discussion because his daughter is one of the organizers of Hudson River Exchange.
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