Cemusa Street Abbreviations

Posted on: May 19th, 2009 at 7:43 am by
Bus Stop: Grand & Clinton

Cemusa is no stranger to controversy regarding the rapid takeover of their soulless street furniture. In the recent past, the Spanish company has been plagued with improper spelling and incorrect street designations. And now there is another issue, albeit less egregious. In passing the “upgraded” bus shelters around the neighborhood, we’ve noticed a lack of consistency with the abbreviation of “street.”

Bus Stop: Allen & Stanton

For example, the bus stop at Grand and Clinton versus Allen and Stanton. The street names listed on both signs contain the same number of letters (five and seven respectively), yet one abbreviates while the other doesn’t. What gives? There’s clearly enough blue space to print the word in its entirety. And while we’re on the subject, it would definitely be nice to see number suffixes.

Related Reading:
Cemusa Coverage [Bowery Boogie]

Recent Stories

Scenes from the 9th Annual Harold Hunter Day Skate Jam [PHOTOS]

Hundreds rolled down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass Sunday afternoon to skate for the great. It was the ninth annual Harold Hunter Day at Coleman Skatepark, an all-ages skate jam paying tribute to the fallen soldier. As always, the event was sponsored by the Harold Hunter Foundation alongside skatewear brand DC. Harold Hunter Day was […]

Photo: Lori Greenberg
You Have Until Saturday to Relive ‘The Downtown Decade’

Most Boogie readers know that we are more than a bit obsessed with the 70s – 80s art and music scene of downtown New York City. Despite the city being in utter chaos, this pivotal time period managed to inspire a cross-pollination of art, photography, film, performance, writing and music. It never ceases to fascinate […]

Ello Asty figurine
Named After Beastie Boys Album, Star Wars Alien ‘Ello Asty’ is Born to Ill

The original Star Wars trilogy remains a personal obsession. Despite the creative meddlings of George Lucas, who butchered the legacy with revisionist history and a second trilogy of insufferable prequels. We devoured much of the literature on the fantasy world, including the Timothy Zahn Thrawn series from the early nineties. And one of the things […]

New Bodega Opens in Joon Cleaners Space on East Broadway

​The former Joon Cleaners at 219 East Broadway finally has a replacement, three years after the death of its owner. Those evergreen leasing signs above the storefront were deposed weeks ago, as a new bodega is set to open here. Behind that new security gate system, ownership had gradually prepared the space; shelving is now […]

Carolina Sarria Boutique Opening at 149 Ludlow Street

Blessed Peacemakers relinquished control of 149 Ludlow Street in the summer of 2014. It was a tough run for the boutique, considering its entire two-years of existence were spent behind a business-killing shield of plywood and scaffolding. Seriously, construction on the block had a sidewalk bridge here for some four years. Until a couple months […]