Some of you may remember that we featured a photo of the new billboard site at New York’s Gansevort Hotel the other day, well, now we’ve received news from Wendy Dembo that local businesses are boycotting the hotel in protest. An email being sent round by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation says:

Join the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, local block associations, community groups, elected officials, and area merchants for a demonstration outside the Hotel Gansevoort tomorrow night from 8:30 – 9:30 pm. Bring your friends and neighbors, signs, whistles and other (non-electrically amplified) noise-makers, and spread the word! We will gather in front of the Hotel on 9th Avenue between 13th and Little West 12th Streets. Let them know just how wrong we think these giant, freeway-style billboards are for our neighborhood!

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