Here's a bit from a tiny article in today's New York Post...Friday, March, 26, 2004. Titled "Trump is told: Fire Your Sign"
"You're fired!" Donald Trump-probably the most publicity-savvy developer in America-got some attention yesterday that he probably didn't need when a city inspector wrote his firm four summonses for hoisting that huge "You're Fired!" sign on Trump Tower....The 13-foot-high by 25-foot wide sign gracing fifth avenue between 56th and 57th Streets has become so famous that tourists now flock to it to have their photos taken. But there's one small problem: according to city regulations, the signs 100% illegal and he's been told to take it down. Reached on a business trip in California, Trump urged city officials to reconsider. "The fact that 'The Apprentice' is the hottest show on TV, they should be happy we're doing it in New York," he said. "The big complaint about the city is that it's an unfriendly place to do business," he said. "They should wise up."