Brooklyn, NY - Despite Community Efforts Atheist Billboard Rises In Greenpoint
Brooklyn, NY - A Atheist billboard went up in Greenpoint on Wednesday, after a Williamsburg landlord thwarted attempts to install the ad near the neighborhood’s Hasidic community.
The advertising company Clear Channel and the national non-believing group American Atheists picked a new spot for the billboard facing Brooklyn-bound drivers crossing the Kosciuszko Bridge at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Thomas Street — about two miles north of the S. Fifth Street roof where building owner Kenny Stier prevented them from installing the bilingual sign on Tuesday morning.
The new location wasn’t the one that American Atheists director David Silverman really wanted, but he described the new location as “great.”
“I still feel bad because of the Jews,” said Silverman, who wanted the billboard near Williamsburg’s Orthodox quarter in hopes of reaching atheists “trapped” within the strict religious community.
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