I Love This Town But…

Has anyone spotted the new Environmental Defense billboards that are supposedly hanging over the Holland Tunnel and Brooklyn-Queens Expressway? If so, send us a photo — bonus points for including lots of traffic in the shot. ED has a new web site, AllChokedUp.org. Here is one of the ads they are running:

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