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Transportation department fixes Y in the sky typo

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Without a Care-Y: This bizarre mistake hung above the Gowanus Expressway for weeks.
Low Battery: State proofreaders were asleep at the wheel.
Signed off: The city fixed the signs on Wednesday.

The Brooklyn Paper gets results.

State typographers took liberties with three Gowanus Expressway signs pointing drivers to the Hugh Carey Tunnel, starting the foot of the lowercase “y” that ends “Carey” at the level of the rest of the letters.

That changed after we published a story about the sign and, by Wednesday, a patch appeared, fixing the problem.

It is all moot, of course, because everybody still calls the tube the Battery Tunnel.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Susan from Bay Ridge says:
This is legitimately embarrassing.
Jan. 14, 2014, 10:03 am
Schot from Indaia says:
This is terrible
Jan. 14, 2014, 2:52 pm
Thomas Lawrence from Brooklyn Heights says:
It appears that the height of the sign does not allow the bottom part of the "Y" to go below the line, as it would with "y."
Jan. 14, 2014, 3:18 pm
Vince DiMiceli (Brooklyn Paper) from Editor says:
It has been pointed out to us that it may be a lowercase "y" that has been shifted up. We are trying to get an answer from the state Department of Traffic. My art director is going crazy.
Jan. 14, 2014, 3:35 pm
Other Means from Metrotech says:
Looking good!
Jan. 14, 2014, 5:13 pm
ty from pps says:
Vince -- Really? Your art director is going crazy about the sign? Not the Brooklyn Paper website design? :-p
Jan. 14, 2014, 6:48 pm
"Y" Do You Ask? from Y-oming says:
Don't they use prison labor to make these signs?
Jan. 15, 2014, 6:07 am
Bim from Ridge says:
Whomever put the sign up should be in prison. This is a travesty!
Jan. 15, 2014, 11:52 am

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