This sign states that the fine for illegal dumping can range from $600 to $12,500. An older version of the sign, visible on the reverse side, dates from a time when the upper limit was a mere $1,500. I don't know when that was, but I did find an NY Times article that says the maximum fine was raised from $2,500 to $12,500 on January 1, 1985.
Now even the newer sign is out of date. The current range of fines for illegal dumping is $1,500 to $20,000.
A second hexagon, partially visible above, can be found on the other side of the tree.
If you look closely, you can spot four big pumpkin-like gourds and another that resembles a giant zucchini.
This one doesn't qualify for full barberz status because the z-in-lieu-of-an-s (Queens Hottest Cutz) is not part of the barbershop's name.
According to some people gathered at the house, this sign is celebrating the birth of a couple's first child — after 20 years of marriage.
I've come across banana plants in people's gardens here in New York before, but this is the first time I've ever seen one bearing fruit.