February 24, 2005

Gates are a part of this complete blog entry

Three more pictures (not all Gates-related) from my last trip to Central Park.


From the back of the Met:


And then there was this inscrutable sign I saw on the way to the subway:


Does one not have to drive safely in the safety zone? Perhaps it is an enchanted stretch of street where even careless drivers are kept safe by the timely intervention of emissaries from the spirit world. As for me, this is not the kind of message I would expect to see when leaving a "safety zone"; something like "EXITING SAFETY ZONE: HIT AS MANY CARS AS YOU WANT" seems like it would make more sense.

Posted by Francis at 07:59 AM | TrackBack

The other sign,

"Driving crosstown? Use thru streets."

is also kind of funny (won't get very far on dead-end streets), though I suppose it's probably the kind of thing that actually means something specific to you wacky New Yorkers.

Posted by: neilfred at February 24, 2005 02:12 PM

I think what the sign is trying to capture is Drive Safely Anyway. "Safety zone" is probably a euphemism for "more expensive ticket zone."

Posted by: ugarte at February 24, 2005 02:26 PM

A few particularly nasty stretches of Oregon highways have signs proclaiming them "Truck Safety Corridors" or some such. I think this gives completely the wrong message & would prefer to see "ZONE OF DEATH: Be Very Careful Next 18 mi."

Posted by: Kate Y. at February 27, 2005 01:58 AM
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