ARROWHEAD SIGNS, Woodside

At least two corners at Woodside Avenue and 69th Street, near the entrance/exit of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, used to have one or two “arrowhead” directional signs. Almost invariably, arrowheads or triangles pointed the way to bridges, while circle-shaped signs pointed to tunnels.

The Department of Transportation now removes these signs when made aware of their presence, and these disappeared at least a year ago.

10/22/14


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3 Responses to ARROWHEAD SIGNS, Woodside

  1. David says:

    “The Department of Transportation now removes these signs when made aware of their presence, and these disappeared at least a year ago.” If the DOT removes them at the first note of their presence, then why note their exact location to begin with? Seems pretty counter-productive to me, especially when you express your dismay about their removal. If you want them to remain, then just take the picture, but don’t give a location, and they’ll remain. Seems like a pretty simple solution to me……

    • Kevin Walsh says:

      It’s like the Dutch boy holding his finger in the dike. You can delay it only for so long.

      • David says:

        Not if you don’t give an exact location. The DOT has better things to do than go on a witch hunt for old or obsolete signage if they don’t know where to look. If you give a location, then they’ll go there 100% of the the time and said sign will be removed. Just as a friendly suggestion, if you happen to see a sign of interest, just take a picture and show it, but refrain from showing or telling an exact location, and more likely than not, you’ll be able to return to that sign a year or two or three from the time you took the initial photo, and it will still be there. That’s just my half a penny……

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