January 5, 2014
New York city recently renamed the Battery Tunnel after a deceased former Mayor, Hugh Carey. With that comes with the cost of new signs. OK, fine, we can afford a few new signs. After all, like new Mayor Bill DiBlasio says “I’ll just raise your taxes to pay for them anyway.” But this being NYC, even simple highway signs are ripe for screw-ups.
Um, isn’t that font kind of small? When you’re driving on the highway sure, it has to be a good idea to squint at signs, right? And where’s the period after his middle initial? There is enough room to to add the period and use a bigger font. (FUN FACT: The toll has already gone up to $7.50. Thanks NYC.)
Here we have the right size font but again, no punctuation. So I guess the city really does mean that this is the Hugh L Carey large cask for holding liquids, especially wine, ale, or beer. (That is the dictionary definition of tun, in case you were wondering.
This sign is my favorite, and Saarah took this herself while I slowed down and blocked traffic on the BQE.
H. CareY Tunnel.
And even worse, they wrote it that same exact way on two more signs on that stretch of road. Is there any way at all to defend this???
Way to go, NYC. Nice job.