The Feds deny they told NYC to remove large neon signs or else lose $90 million in funding, but damn it, someone needs to get rid of them!

The city that never sleeps because no one will turn off the damn bright lights!
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In a move that would have pleased every New Yorker except for M&M store employees, Times Square almost had to remove its disgustingly bright signs or else lose $90 million in funding from the department of transportation.

If you've never visited NYC, the first spot you should skip is Times Square. It's like walking through the subconscious of a billboard. Where you could once buy cocaine and a ticket to a peepshow (from the same person), the space is now one giant advertisement.