Friday, June 4, 2010

A NY Road Sign the DOT Forgot About

A NY Road Sign the DOT Forgot About: "

I think this is quite possibly my favorite road sign in New York:


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You can find this decaying sign on Seagirt Boulevard just before you cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach in south Queens.


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But the real question is: what the heck does this sign mean? You’re already in the middle of New York when you pass it; that arrow could be pointing in any direction and still be accurate! And if it’s referring to Manhattan, it’s definitely pointing in the wrong direction.


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If it said Atlantic Beach or Long Beach or Nassau County or Long Island, it might make some sense…but as it stands, it’s just a simple wooden sign with an arrow pointing to “New York.” And when was the last time the DOT put up signs printed on wood??


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To be totally honest, this is actually my favorite road sign in New York. Forget the silly “How sweet it is!” and “Fuggedaboutit!” signs…


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“Welcome to Brooklyn: Home To Everyone From Everywhere!”


…that’s the absolute best description of Brooklyn I’ve ever heard.


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Terror in Taipei: Computex taxi drivers watch live TV, video chat while cruising

Terror in Taipei: Computex taxi drivers watch live TV, video chat while cruising: "

It's a Christmas miracle that Joanna and I survived the week in Taipei. Not because our brains nearly exploded from the wealth of non-functioning Windows 7 tablets we saw, but because most of our cab drivers found themselves -- um, preoccupied -- while on the job. Over here, deep within a WiMAX hotspot, it's not uncommon to see cabbies video chatting and watching live local TV over-the-air while driving, and since you'd never believe me sans pics, I've got a handful of those as proof. Call it culture shock, or call it reckless -- we're calling it 'America needs to get with the program and catch up to Asia.'

Terror in Taipei: Computex taxi drivers watch live TV, video chat while cruising originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 04 Jun 2010 09:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Motorola brings hands-free driving campaign to cities

Motorola brings hands-free driving campaign to cities: "Residents of New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Minneapolis may be seeing Motorola-branded Smart ForTwo cars in their cities soon, as part of the mobile hardware company's National Safe Driving Month campaign.

Originally posted at The Social

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