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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