Street Sign

Bilingual Street Signs Aren’t Going Anywhere

Posted May 10, 2022 at 5:08 am

Bilingual street signs in Chinatown aren’t going anywhere. Many fearful “netizens” have worked themselves into a frenzy over the New York Times article from March 11 stating that the specialty signs – the custom dates to the 1960s – were “disappearing” in favor of English only. And that the sign swapping is an intentional move […]

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The Corner of Bro and Sex on the Lower East Side

Posted April 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

In today’s edition of streetside wordplay, we head over to the intersection of Broome and Essex Streets. Right at the doorstep of Essex Crossing. Thanks to a little bit of green spray paint, this is apparently the corner of “Bro” and “Sex.” A vandal blocked out the remaining letters on the traffic signs. It’s the […]


Here’s How the DOT Creates Street Signs [VIDEO]

Posted January 30, 2013 at 9:19 am

With millions (yes, millions) of street signs peppering the city streetscape, it’s easy to overlook their genesis and evolution.

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Early Edition: May 3

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:05 am

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Early Edition: February 18

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

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Broke is the New Black

Last modified February 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Yes, broke is the new black.  At least according to this non-commissioned street sign which recently surfaced at the corner of Orchard and East Houston.  The metal sign is casually affixed below the neon crosswalk warning, and blends in quite nicely.  Truly a “what’s wrong with this picture” moment.

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