Saturday, October 06, 2007

Records of NYC Marriages to Be Destroyed

Manhattan's Marriage Bureau is being relocated, leaving some to wonder what will happen to its graffiti wall.

For decades, Room 262 of the city’s Municipal Building has been a worldwide attraction for couples looking to get married in New York City. Never mind the grim Department of Motor Vehicles-like atmosphere — lack of bathrooms, the poor seating, the unsightly glass partitions and the signature-covered wall where couples leave inscriptions of their eternal love for posterity.
Was the wall going to be moved? Was it going to be painted over? Was it going to be auctioned off? What would happen to all those signatures, those loopy hearts, those couples that would be together 4ever? [Link]
The mayor's spokesman confirmed that, "In effect, the wall will be removed."

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