In NYC, Shout Your Love From Rooftops Not Brooklyn Bridge

If your idea of undying romance involves padlocks, well, New York City is now cracking down on your love life. The trend of attaching a padlock to, say, the Brooklyn Bridge as a tribute to the permanence of your goopy emotions, er, “love lock,” will now come with a price tag. Specifically, New York is now rewarding would-be Romeos with a $100 fine for their efforts, but the AP notes that the city’s effort is not without a wink: One warning sign advises “No lock, yes lox,” with a picture of a crossed-out lock and a bagel. But the padlock Casanovas are a real nuisance, with 11,000 locks removed from the bridge last year at a cost of $116,000.

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