2013 New York Consolidated Laws
VAT - Vehicle & Traffic
Article 24 - (1110 - 1117) TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS AND MARKINGS
1114 - Display of unauthorized signs, signals, or markings.

NY Veh & Traf L § 1114 (2012) What's This?
    § 1114. Display  of  unauthorized  signs, signals, or markings. (a) No
  person shall place, maintain, or display upon or in view of any  highway
  any unauthorized sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or
  is  an  imitation  of  or  resembles  or is likely to be construed as an
  official traffic-control device or railroad sign  or  signal,  or  which
  attempts  to  direct or regulate the movement of traffic, or which hides
  from  view  or  interferes  with  the  effectiveness  of  any   official
  traffic-control device or any railroad sign or signal.
    (b)  No  person shall place or maintain nor shall any public authority
  permit upon any highway any traffic sign or signal bearing  thereon  any
  commercial advertising.
    (c)  Every such prohibited sign, signal, or marking is hereby declared
  to be a public nuisance and any police officer or  public  authority  is
  hereby  empowered  to  remove the same or cause it to be removed without

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