2nd STREET, Hunters Point

by Kevin Walsh

Queens recently lost another of its classic white and blue street signs, that had been a staple between 1964 and about 1985, only to be replaced by federally mandated green signs. On a recent stumble through Hunters Point, I noticed that the pole that this sign at 2nd Street and 55th Avenue was on was gone. Perhaps it was blown down by Hurricane Sandy. There was no sign of the sign, so perhaps a collector grabbed it. I hope.



DannyBoy February 19, 2013 - 11:59 pm

There are a few white signs like this a little east of Queens (New Hyde Park)

Allan Rosen February 20, 2013 - 1:06 am

The green signs are not federally mandated. There are plenty that are other colors, e.g. Historical neighborhoods. The reason most are green is that if you use any other color, the feds won’t pay for it.

Kevin Walsh February 20, 2013 - 6:03 pm

That’s interesting …

James February 20, 2013 - 9:31 am

what a cryin’ shame it can be depressing reading about all the nice, unique things disappearing
pretty soon nyc will be another midwest albeit with gangs!

Gary February 20, 2013 - 9:44 pm

@James: think of it this way—we’ll be a Midwest without the meth labs.

Joel Frid February 25, 2013 - 9:50 am

The old signs may be going, but the green signs are still unique in NYC in a sort of way. In NYC, the signs are big enough to see from afar while in the ‘burbs most signs are tiny, you have to squint to see them if they exist at all, and have to be lucky enough to see the street you need without passing it!


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