Posts Tagged ‘York Street station’

Dear MTA, please don’t take these signs down

January 7, 2009

Brooklyn’s narrow York Street subway station is home to a couple of vintage signs that deserve a little love.

“No Smoking, Spitting” is pretty rough around the edges; looks like it dates from the 1940s or 1950s—and probably hasn’t been enforced since then:











I love that someone at the MTA at one time thought it necessary to put this next sign up.









As you climb the stairs out of the Financial District’s Nassau Street station, you’re greeted by these old-school directions. The barber shop is still there, but I didn’t see a beauty salon.