Those fancy new bus stops that keep poppig up all over the city come to us from Cemusa, a Spanish company that forked over millions of dollars to build New York’s new street furniture. While these bus shelters have been vandalized and bright, fluorescent beacons of light on otherwise dark city streets, nothing is worse than the one, above, Vanishing New York reported on earlier this week.
Cemusa, in printing up their new signs, noted a bus stop at the corner of Prince St. and Bowery St. At no point in the city’s history was the Bowery ever a street. Once upon a time, prior to 1807, the boulevard was called Bowery Lane. Today, it’s just The Bowery. Time for Cemusa to brush up on its New York City history.
They also need to have some standardization too. For instance, some stops show “Tpke”, the standard for the MTA’s signs (I think even the stop signage) and others are “Tnpke.” ???
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