New York State highway crews will remove the remaining ‘I ♥ NY’ signs throughout the state in the face of losing a reported $14 million in federal funding.
The ones in Orient were removed in July 2016, shortly after they first went up, after an outcry from state and local officials. One, smaller one, remains in Riverhead on the Long Island Expressway. READ
When you examine the “I Love NY” road sign in Orient, it’s hard to figure out what its point is.
It’s somewhat reminiscent of the signs you might see before an exit on the New York State Thruway — the ones highlighting nearby restaurants and attractions — but it offers no real specifics.
Residents of Southold and East Hampton towns aren’t the only ones that didn’t like New York State’s “I Love N.Y.” tourism signs posted last summer. READ
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Macari Vineyards was the set for an upcoming “I Love New York” commercial Wednesday.
A film crew from the “I Love New York” campaign set up shop at Macari Vineyards in Mattituck yesterday to shoot a spot that will be used in an upcoming commercial.
“We’re happy to be part of it,” said Barbara Hofer, the special events coordinator at Macari Vineyards. “It’s going to promote the North Fork.”
The “I Love New York” campaign is run by the Empire State Development Corporation and promotes tourism throughout the state.