NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Council has approved a two-year moratorium on fines for awnings and signs at small businesses around the city.
The move follows a spike in complaints that left many store owners facing hefty $6,000 fines.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will Americans Get Another Relief Payment?
Last year, the city got 2,000 complaints about signs and awning, which is more than double the average number.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
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The city requires special permits for signs and awnings larger than six feet.