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si197981's items6 of 481960s New York City "YIELD" sign1950s Rockaways, Queens, New York porcleain street signs
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    Posted 2 years ago

    si197981
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    Chinatown in Lower Manhattan, New York is home to unique street signage, in which they display Chinese characters directly below the English names of the streets. As shown above, is an example of such a sign that is a rare find from this ethnic community. The Bowery in New York begins at Park Row (possibly near the area of Mott Street and Park Row) and ends at Cooper Square uptown. First implemented in the 1960s by the city's DOT, Chinese characters on street signs helped non-native speakers travel around town with ease, and, though many over the years succumbed to removal, some can still remain in existence to this day in parts of Chinatown.

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