Upper Manhattan Residents Say Amtrak Billboard Would Block Their View Of River

Amtrak is under fire – not for its service, but a billboard.

Upper Manhattan residents and elected officials gathered in Washington Heights on Wednesday to protest the new sign on Amtrak property.

It hasn’t been installed yet, but residents describe the structure as a “monstrosity” that blocks their views of the river.

City Councilman Mark Levine said Amtrak offered to lower the billboard two feet, but the community wants it scrapped.

“We are upset about this, we do not accept it. It was done without consultation with the community,” he said. “It is visual clutter we don’t want and need.”

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