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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Big Wampum Sign, Eighth Avenue

Peep Show Sign
Photo by myself on Eighth Avenue, around 39th Street.

New York has cleaned up quite a bit, but not completely. There are still some seedy spots. You have to look for them, but they exist.

An adult store near Port Authority bus station has a sign that is two stories tall.

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New York has evolved in the last ten years.

The peep shows and stripper bars have been ousted from Times Square. Dog owners are fined $250 if they fail to clean up after their pets. Street vendors are required to be licensed, people evading paying a subway fare are fined up to hundred dollars.

The list of laws goes on and on.

All the above and a reduction in crime has made New York a much more attractive city to visit and call home.

Related posts: Reasons to be Pretty, Times Square, Visions of a Cheeseburger, Midtown and Meat Market, Ninth Avenue.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

le b&w est un très bon choix, nous voila revenu dans le NYC d'avant Giuliani.

ChickenUnderwear said...

Now, if we can only get rid of Disney....

bananas. said...

could they make that sign any bigger?

Lily Hydrangea said...

seedy, but funny in a way.

Mike said...

I read that NYC has the lowest crime rate of any major city in the country.

Anonymous said...

Sign ordinances in my hometown restrict the size of a store's sign to be in proportion to the size of their storefront (like 1/4 or 1/3rd). Our code officers would be all over this sign if it were here!