City signs that should have been spell-checked

New York street signs are a fascination of this website—very old signs and wonderfully ornate ones in particular.

But misspelled signs are fun too, like this one an Ephemeral reader sent over. It comes from Robert Wagner Middle School on East 76th Street. Hopefully it kept all the “loiters” away . . . .

City sign makers have put up some other fails in recent years. My favorite is this street sign from 2008 that was briefly installed in front of the Angelika Film Center on West Houston. Merser Street?

Another gem is this, um, Bleeker Street subway station sign, from May 2007, caught by a blogger at debcentral.com.

I’m assuming it’s been fixed since then, but who knows?

Gothamist has a fun compilation of other bastardizations and typos here.

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One Response to “City signs that should have been spell-checked”

  1. Big Sis Says:

    The latest in Midwood, Brooklyn–at least 2 street signs for Quentin Road spelled as “QuIntOn Road”–2 incorrect letters! Ridiculous.

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