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 neighborhoodâ€™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 â€” 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 wasnâ€™t the one that American Atheists director David Silverman really wanted, but he described the new location as â€śgreat.â€ť
â€śI still feel bad because of the Jews,â€ť said Silverman, who wanted the billboard near Williamsburgâ€™s Orthodox quarter in hopes of reaching atheists â€śtrappedâ€ť within the strict religious community.
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