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Leaving Brooklyn: Oy Vey!
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image As you drive out of Brooklyn on the Williamsburg Bridge you'll see a traffic sign above you reading "Leaving Brooklyn. Oy Vey!" No, the sign isn't the work of a prankster, nor is the photo of the sign (to the right) a photoshop job. It's a real sign, placed there last week by the Department of Transportation at the request of Marty Markowitz, Borough President of Brooklyn. Says Markowitz: "Oy vey is an original Jewish 'expression of dismay or hurt.' The beauty is, every ethnic group knows it, and motorists seeing it know it means 'Dear me, I'm so sad you're leaving.'"
Categories: Places
Posted by Alex on Thu Sep 29, 2005
Comments (6)
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If I'm not mistaken, they also erected a sign saying "Fuhgeddaboudit" last year!
Posted by Gene Cowan  on  Thu Sep 29, 2005  at  08:52 PM
It seems to me Brooklyn is just begging for the neighboring boroughs and towns to put up signs saying, "You are about to enter Brooklyn. Oy, vey!
Posted by Big Gary in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Fri Sep 30, 2005  at  05:11 PM
Actually, the "Fugeddaboudit" sign was taken down after some people complained that it was perpetuating a negative Italian-American stereotype.
Posted by Andy  in  Brooklyn, NY  on  Fri Sep 30, 2005  at  11:56 PM
God forbid the Italian-American population be accused of having a sense of humor. Idiots.
Posted by Fortyseven  on  Sat Oct 01, 2005  at  10:22 AM
That is hilarious. They should put those up in Boca Raton too.
Posted by Agent86  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL  on  Mon Oct 03, 2005  at  01:47 PM
There is a "Fuhgeddaboudit" sign up right now exiting Brooklyn on the Belt Parkway (on the way to Kennedy Airport).
Posted by Floormaster Squeeze  on  Tue Oct 04, 2005  at  10:19 AM
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