No Spell-Check for Stanton Street “School”

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 at 8:56 am by

Someone failed their third grade spelling test.

It’s an embarrassing, albeit hysterical blunder here on the Lower East Side.  A painted street warning to motorists for being in a school zone was misspelled as “SHCOOL.”  As the New York Post reports this morning (but stolen from Lo-Down), the error was spotted on Stanton Street just outside Marta Valle High School, where it resided unchecked for months.

Photo Credit: New York Post

The DOT is passing blame to utilities contractors who tore up the pavement last summer; apparently these workers are responsible for restoring street markings after work is complete.

And on a related note, perhaps the Post should double-check their own spelling of our city streets, no?  It’s STANTON, not STATION!

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  • guest

    The DOE has spelled the address of a school located on Delancey Street as “Delancy”. It’s in their database with the misspelling.

  • guest

    The DOE has spelled the address of a school located on Delancey Street as “Delancy”. It’s in their database with the misspelling.

  • guest

    The spelling was corrected early yesterday.  A reporter (I assumed from the camera and notepad) told me Con Ed was originally to blame for the misspelling.  She said it took 5 different companies to correct the spelling, one to dig up the pavement, one to refill it, etc. The immediate attention to the mistake might have been due to the great outcry from the Bowery Boogie readers!

  • http://simonlam.myopenid.com/ SL

    Ironically, the ‘you might like’ section on this page offers me a story titled “Motherload of Greenwich Village Archival Photos Unearthed”. I think you mean ‘motherlode’.