This picture of a picture of a Don’t Litter sign was taken in the vicinity of East 19 Street between Avenue X and Avenue W.
The Sheepshead Bay resident who posted these signs took some effort to use photo quality print paper. He or she added color with a red permanent marker, thus qualifying the sign as a work of art. Then, the pictures of the “Don’t Litter Please” sign were stapled about seven feet high on several wooden street poles.
Years ago, these same streets were so clean and pretty. Now, the Department of Sanitation can’t seem to supply enough signs reminding polluting people that littering is not welcome.
Why do people feel so free to throw things on the street?