'Hot Chicks Room' Sign Will Be Pulled So as Not to Offend East Village Residents
According to the latest from denizen of all things East Village, blogger EV Grieve, we've learned that the battle over the "Hot Chicks Room" sign currently at Avenue A at 3rd Street (designating the new home of the Upright Citizens Brigade; it's a nod to the skit after the jump) has ended. The sign will be removed after concerned residents circulated a petition against it. Via DNA Info, CB 3 distract manager Susan Stetzer said the complaint was that the sign seemed very "1970s Times Square."
"I just find it, for this neighborhood, very inappropriate and repulsive," said Felicia Catgiano, 66, who noted there is an elementary school and church just up the block. "We don't need a sign like this here. This is a neighborhood -- this is not the Red Light District."
Alex Sidtis, managing director of the Upright Citizens Brigade in Chelsea, told EV Grieve via email:
Rather then fight, the UCB have decided to change the sign. Our goal is to make people laugh by presenting the best comedic material in town and not to cause a stink over a silly sign.
Speaking of causing a stink, could we get a petition going on the dog poop situation? We find it very inappropriate and repulsive.
Here's the skit that spurred the controversy.
Breaking: UCB Will Remove the 'Hot Chicks Room' Sign! [EV Grieve]