Candidates Violate Parks' Rules With Campaign Ads
They're on trees, poles; anywhere there is an empty space - posters urging you to vote for one candidate or another. One place they are not supposed to be is on Department of Parks property. Yet The Wave has found several political ads displayed in O'Donohue Park on Beach 17 Street. The offenders are the campaigns of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Councilman James Sanders Jr., and Council candidate Fred Lewis.
A representative for the Department of Parks and Recreation told The Wave that candidates are not allowed to post campaign flyers on their property.
"If there is an event it is different, but they have to come down [afterwards]. It's just part of the permit [for the event]," said a Parks spokesperson.
The representative added that the ads currently there have to be removed.