New York City cracks down on floating billboards. And Facebook changes course: Thursday Wake Up Call

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio calls it a "floating eye-sore. Officials are annoyed by a huge billboard barge cruising the city's rivers with LED advertising screens on board, and now the city has filed a lawsuit against Ballyhoo Media, the company behind it. Our waterways aren't Times Square. These floating eye-sores have no place on them, de Blasio said in a statement.The city, which filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, says floating billboards ruin the view, distract drivers and violate local law; Ballyhoo says it checked with lawyers and believes they're legal, the New York Post says. Judging from all the testimonials in the City Hall statement, other officials besides de Blasio hate the eye-catching LED screens too; they described them with terms like harmful and obnoxious.We spend enough time staring at screens as it is, state Senator Brad Hoylman says.

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