In NYC, Shout Your Love From Rooftops— Not Brooklyn Bridge

Because doing so will set you back $100, Romeo
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2016 1:03 PM CDT
In this Aug. 19, 2016 photo, the lower Manhattan skyline, including One World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge, are shown in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – If your idea of undying romance involves padlocks, well, New York City is now cracking down on your love life. The trend of attaching a padlock to, say, the Brooklyn Bridge as a tribute to the permanence of your goopy emotions, er, "love lock," will now come with a price tag. Specifically, New York is now rewarding would-be Romeos with a $100 fine for their efforts, but the AP notes that the city's effort is not without a wink: One warning sign advises "No lock, yes lox," with a picture of a crossed-out lock and a bagel. But the padlock Casanovas are a real nuisance, with 11,000 locks removed from the bridge last year at a cost of $116,000. (Read more Brooklyn Bridge stories.)

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