This painted sidewalk outside a smoke shop located at 64-25 Grand Ave, the scene of a gunpoint robbery this past May, is illegal. First, painting a sidewalk is prohibited by DOT regulations, second if you are selling tobacco, hookah, or cannabis you are not allowed to target your marketing toward children. We have asked that smoke shops selling cannabis be shut down as it is not legal yet to sell it in NYS, but the police have informed us that smoke shop owners are exploiting a loophole that allows the pot to be “given away” for free long with a purchase of “overpriced” candy. As for the unauthorized sidewalk painting, the DOT issued a summons and notice to the owner to remove the paint back in September.