Transportation typo: Street sign misspelled in Brooklyn

Updated Apr 24, 2015


If you read a lot of articles – whether it be in the newspaper or online – chances are you have come across several typos. But have you ever come across a misspelled street sign?

Department of Transportation workers in Brooklyn were made well aware of a type they made recently when “Remsen St.” was misspelled “Remsem St.” As reported by the New York Daily News, the typo was made despite the correct spelling being displayed on numerous doorways and awnings along the block.


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Within 24 hours of the error, DOT workers fixed their mistake. The DOT did not release any information regarding the job status of the employee (or employees) who made the error.