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

(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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