A federal appeals court ruled two months ago that the city was within its rights to prohibit a peace sign in the window of the Ansonia, the historic building on 73rd Street and Broadway. But regulations or not, the sign was back up in all its glory on Friday night.
The ruling on October 14 said that the city was within its rights to fine designer Brigitte Vosse for putting an illuminated peace sign in her 17th-floor window. Illuminated signs are not allowed above 40 feet in the air. Vosse had challenged the ruling on free speech and consistency grounds, but the court found her arguments were “without merit.”