Last year, some subway riders were startled when they stepped into 42nd Street shuttle trains which were plastered in Nazi imagery to promote Amazon’s drama series, The Man in the High Castle, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel that imagines a world where the Axis powers were victorious after World War II. The ads were removed (Governor Cuomo asked the MTA’s chairman to yank ’em), but the show was renewed for another season, which meant that more advertising would come… which it has.
Uri Katz spotted this huge block-long billboard on Broadway, between 51st and 52nd Street, on his way to work this morning. “Because of traffic, the first thing I saw was Lady Liberty and the Nazi salute and my heart missed a beat,” he told us.
“I know the show, and watched the first season myself, but I can think of a million better ways to promote this show, and I can’t even imagine how a Holocaust survivor who lives in the city would feel if they saw that,” Katz continued. “This is tactless in so many ways.”