New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle Critics question policy on photos of climbable NYC sculpture by Karen Matthews

Critics question policy on photos of climbable NYC sculpture

But City Council member Ben Kallos, a Manhattan Democrat, said he planned to introduce legislation to make sure that tourists' photos and videos "are not taken and sold to the highest bidder."

"Security cameras can help keep us safe, but storing footage for marketing is a nightmare," Kallos said. He suggested that if photo-use policies similar to the Vessel's are in place elsewhere the Council should examine that as well.

"Now that we are aware of the problem I will be looking into this citywide and I hope I will have the help and support of Hudson Yards," Kallos said.