While billboards generally attract complaints from area residents just don't want billboards period, many advertisers and building owners just ignore them, interested in getting their message out and keeping the coin respectively. But, sometimes the advertiser is willing to fold and take their signs down, even without intervention from the Department of Buildings: The strip club Flashdancers has a big sign up across from a public school in Brooklyn. The NY Times is particularly funny when describing it:

A new billboard went up on Monday across Baltic Street from Public School 133 on the western fringe of Park Slope, Brooklyn. The sign is aimed at the drivers going by on busy Fourth Avenue, but the students at the school, who range from kindergarten to fifth grade, can also learn a lot from it.

The sign says there is a "gentlemen's club" called Flashdancers. It is on Broadway between 52nd and 53rd Streets, and is open till 4 a.m. every day. These last two pieces of information obscure the crotch and chest of an otherwise entirely unobscured two-story-high blond woman.

The building's owner claims he didn't know the billboard would feature a stripper - no, wait, a "Flashdancer" - and Flashdancers says they will take it down if it's offensive. The DoB's spokeswoman explains that billboard content is protected by the First Amendment, but in this case, the billboard "didn't seem to have a permit."

Queens residents were upset about a lingerie ad on a Queens condo. And because we were curious, this is the only crotch mention on the Times today, but there have been quite a few in the recent past.