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Leaving Brooklyn: Oy Vey!
Status: TrueAs 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.'"
Posted by Alex on Thu Sep 29, 2005
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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