Anger Over Street Sign Displacement In Sheepshead Bay
When the Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled a street sign to rename a section of Emmons Avenue and West End Avenue in March, Manhattan Beach resident Vivian Singer couldn’t have been happier. The sign was in memory of her late husband, Rabbi Dr. Joseph I. Singer, and prominently pointed toward the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center, a testament to his legacy as its creator. However, during a recent walk in the area, Mrs. Singer was angered to find the stop light pole was removed and a temporary pipe system was placed to keep the lights running until a new pole was installed. The signs were left off of the pipe and were haphazardly sitting inside the base, a plywood box with the cover detached. “I can’t believe they did this!” said Singer. “Anyone can come by and steal the signs!” As of press time, there has been no response from the DOT on when the new pole will be installed and the sign placed back in its rightful place.
Photo and text by Jason Linetsky
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