A 6,000-square-foot digital television screen is causing problems for New York City residents, reports the New York Post.
The huge TV screen, located on the Port Authority’s building at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street, is so bright that many residents are having problems sleeping, the story says.
“It’s flashing, flashing, flashing all the time, like lightning or having the paparazzi chasing you in your living room,” said Wilmer Hernandez, 74, who is retired and has lived on 43rd Street for 40 years, the story notes.
The giant TV flashes ads for Paramount Studios and Fidelity Investments, among other advertisers. The Port Authority placed the screen on its building this summer as a way to raise ad sales, but residents have been complaining to the city, the Port Authority and their community board ever since, the article notes.