Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Photo of the Day

Lowercase Perry AvenueSeems like such a small change, but both my husband and I
noticed it right away...
the new Perry Avenue street sign contains lowercase letters.
Here's what one of the Perry Avenue signs looked like before:
Photos by ErLu

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those signs are also appearing in the South Bronx. There is one on the corner of Cypress Avenue and East 135th Street.

Anonymous said...

We get more and more like the South Bronx every day. It's just not as fashionable to live here as it is there.

Jay Shuffield said...

I thought the font on the Perry Ave. sign at 207th St. looked funny when we were walking the dog on Sunday... but I couldn't put my finger on it.

Jay Shuffield said...

It looks like DOT is installing signs to meet the new standards in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Anonymous said...

There's about 20 of them at least around Staten Island already, and a good handful in Chinatown. I think it may just be the new style that is slowly being phased in.

SMIRSH said...

All caps are easier to see.
Also better lighting would be of more use than a font change.
How about signs that absorb daylight and then use it to make the lettering stand out at night........

SCIENCE!!!

Anonymous said...

All caps are easier to read?

I BEG TO DIFFER. IN MOST SITUATIONS IT IS CONSIDERED IMPOLITE TO WRITE IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE PEOPLE FIND IT MORE DIFFICULT TO READ. I SUSPECT THAT IS WHY TRAFFIC ENGINEERS NOW USE A NORMAL MIX OF LETTERS SO DRIVERS CAN ACTUALLY READ THE INFORMATION ON THE SIGNS MORE EASILY.

Caspar608 said...

apparently this was a 27 million dollar mistake...
I don't get it...the FEDS say the signs need to go back to their original "look".
the City of New York wasted 27 million dollars on STREET SIGNS???

Anonymous said...

Please read the news more closely.
It's $27 million for New York STATE.

Plus, I gotta believe they'll be selling a lot of those signs they're taking down, so they'll get some of the money back.

New signs are more reflective. Wish they would get illuminated, overhead signs... but this is at least a slight improvement.

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is why did all the news articles show a picture of Perry Avenue?

Are they chasing down a story after seeing the posting on the Boogiedowner?

I think the Boogiedowner should do a roundup of all the stories with Perry Avenue street sign pics!

Caspar608 said...

"Please read the news more closely.
It's $27 million for New York STATE."

What difference does it make if its City or State? The money was WASTED no matter which entity paid for it because it effects us ALL. You know...the taxpayers...the citizens...the people who have to pay for this bullsh--. $27 MILLION DOLLARS could have been better used to build a SCHOOL...a decent education might keep some of these kids out of prison.

Please place your face as close to the monitor as possible so you can read the above and fully comprehend the STUPIDITY of wasting $27 MILLION DOLLARS for new street signs when children are crammed into classrooms like sardines...and one of them may eventually steal your car or punch you in the face because prisons are roomier than a classroom.

JESUS CHRIST YOU ARE A PETTY FOOL

Anonymous said...

Well, Caspar608, this was your second try. You still haven't gotten the basic facts straight yet.

There is a huge difference in the amount of work between changing signs in NYC and changing them across the ENTIRE STATE. You can see that it's a little different, right? READ and UNDERSTAND first, alright buddy?

Nobody was arguing we shouldn't pay for schools. What a bogus, nonsense argument! How dishonest of you!!!

But you have not said a darn thing to suggest these signs aren't really safer, as the engineers who have studied them seem to believe.

Are you really saying that safety with cars on the street doesn't matter? We shouldn't spend some money to keep people safe? Should I invent some story about kids crossing the street to match your invented sob story about creating juvenile delinquents by installing street signs???

Try this:

First, get your facts straight.

Second, get your facts straight.

Third, trying thinking through the whole issue. Try really, really hard!

Then maybe, just maybe, somebody might just be able to have a reasonable conversation with you!

Anonymous said...

Shoot. I thought this might have had something to do with Fresh Direct finally coming to the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen any of these yet but I'm not looking forward to it. I have enough trouble seeing the signs (yes, I am half-blind).

Also...I could think of a few better uses for $27 million. Oh well. I just live here. LOL

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen Mount Vernon? Many of their intersections don't even have street signs. Either that or you can't even read them because the lettering is so small or the sign is 50 years old and rusting away. What a waste of money and effort for NYC. There are so many other problems for the DOT to worry about here.

Anonymous said...

Huh? We should accept that New York City sucks because one of our neighbors sucks even harder?

There's about 20 million people in New York State. Get some perspective. After they've finished putting in some halfway decent signs, it'll barely cost more than a buck a person.

Can't you find some real problems to cry about?

jacob said...

People, please. A little civility.

Now I must confess that 20 years ago, I stole a Perry Avenue sign to give to me friend Perry for his birthday.

jacob said...

Sorry for the pirate talk. "me friend" should read : "my friend."