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Street sign update: That typo is no more

Written March 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The new street sign at Park Terrace and 27th Avenue on Monday afternoon.

Last week we had a bit of fun with an accidental misspelling on the street sign at 27th Avenue and Park Terrace. Now, the typo has been fixed.

When the story and photos about this appeared last Wednesday (March 11), someone at City Hall asked if I had reported the misspelling to Public Works. The city makes its own street signs, and when mistakes like this are pointed out, they are promptly fixed, I was informed.

And sure enough, harmless though it was, and a source of mild amusement, this one has been corrected. I didn’t go by there again till today (Monday, March 16). But here it is: Confirmation that on that sign, “Terrace” now is spelled the conventional way. (hh)

4 responses to “Street sign update: That typo is no more”

  1. Tom Cutsforh cutsforth says:

    Thank you Hasso, for your quick response and even quicker resolution.

    Would that all of life’s problems today be so efficiently and effectively resolved.

  2. Jim Engel says:

    That’s why he was such a terrific editor of the Albany Democrat-Herald! He gotter done…

    • John Marble says:

      Jim! gotter? Really? Back in the days when HH was editing, I suspect he’d have rapped your knuckles for that. Surely you meant to write

      “got ‘er”.

      • Jim Engel says:

        Dear John…yes, I wuz being rather “street wise” & brief. The most proper would have been…”He was able to accomplish a robust amount of intelligent & forthright editorials that stimulated dialogue amongst the readers.” How’s that for layering it on?… :) :)


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