Greenfield Urges MTA to Pull Inappropriate Ads On F Train In Midwood And Boro Park

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gfnCouncilman David G. Greenfield has asked the MTA to remove the #ImNoAngel ads from the F subway lines that travel through the Chasidic and Orthodox communities of Borough Park and Midwood.

For the past few weeks, the clothing company Lane Bryant has featured ads on the outside and inside of F subway trains. The campaign, called #ImNoAngel, displays women in their underwear. Greenfield has received numerous complaints from families with small children who have been shocked to see these ads displayed in their communities.

“Our local neighborhoods are not Times Square. These are where families live and children walk the streets. It’s not just subway riders who see these ads that literally wrap an entire train. People see these ads from their streets, their cars, and even their own windows facing the elevated line. We’re asking that the MTA be sensitive to the concerns of families by removing them from the subway or, at the very least, moving the ads to other lines,” said Councilman Greenfield.

The MTA routinely turns down ads that they deem inappropriate, most recently declining to advertise an overly-suggestive ad for DUMBO Moving and Storage.

(YWN Desk – NYC)

8 COMMENTS

  1. Please remove the name of the ad that greenfield is trying to remove from the article because it’s just the opposite of what he’s trying to accomplish when someone reads the article and sees the name of the ad if they are not familiar will probably look it up and that’s cause for a lot worse Shmiras eynayim problem thank you and think before you post

  2. KUDOS!!!!

    I was so shocked as I walked home on Pesach one day, to find such a disgusting thing. At first I thought it must be some graffiti, I quickly realized it was the newest form of advertisement. Again, THANK YOU!!!

  3. Unbelievable thus has to be tAllen care of ASAP, once you let it through once the become bolder.

    Thanks Mr. Greenfield for noting this, but please don’t rest till it’s taken care of.

  4. What a moral decline we are facing. This never would have happened in our parents generation. Even among frum Jews just what we see in the news… Hashem Yeracheim!
    Maybe its time to make aliya!

  5. @amrkster is 100 percent right, there is no point of writing the name, what for? Please reconsider and remove the name. Removing it is more important than your journalistic prestige.

    Thank you

  6. Unfortunately, this company and ad is not the first of its type to appear on billboards, and on MTA property including trains and buses. Worse, there are far worse ads than this that need to be addressed. I have emailed the MTA several times about the offensive nature of many of these ads, either the graphics or the innuendo and have received canned replies about some legal mumbo jumbo how they cant refuse certain ads, and that there is a disclaimer that says the MTA doesnt necessarily endorse the ads, blah blah blah. Kudos to Councilman Greenfield for dealing with this, but I think it would be way more effective if everyone sent complaints directly to the MTA. hundreds of emails daily for weeks on end will go a lot further than Councilman Greenfields email.

  7. Mr. Greenfield

    The MTA will listen to you as much as the Sanitation department listens to you and Hikind when you push them to stop the garbage trucks from driving the streets of BP at the same time as the school buses. After years of promises, nothing has happened. The streets are still gridlocked every morning.