Updated February 12, 2012
A temporary construction regulation establishing no parking in the vicinity of the Carlton Avenue Bridge reconstruction were posted to two trees on Pacific Street on Friday, February 10th. They were removed after the installation of the signs was reported on this website.
Signs associated with "Maintenance and Protection of Traffic" (MPT) are obtained and installed by a contractor for FCRC. It is illegal to nail into street trees in NYC. The fine of $150 for each posting is doubled when the sign is nailed to the tree.
No notice of a change to the MPT on Pacific Street was included in the most recent construction alert. Approximately 4 to 5 parking spaces have been eliminated.
From Department of Sanitation regulations:
It is illegal for any person to affix any handbill, poster, notice, sign, advertisement, sticker or other printed material upon any tree by any means. In addition, affixing any handbill, poster, notice, sign, advertisement, sticker or other printed material upon a tree by means of nailing or piercing the tree by any method shall have an additional penalty imposed equal to the amount of the original penalty. There is a rebuttable presumption that the person whose name, telephone number, or other identifying information appears on any handbill, poster, notice, sign, advertisement, sticker, or other printed material on any item or structure is in violation. Every handbill, poster, notice, sign, advertisement, sticker or other printed material shall be deemed a separate violation. Anyone found to have violated this provision, in addition to any penalty imposed, shall be responsible for the cost of the removal of the unauthorized postings.