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The city Department of Transportation struck out on this one.

Big Apple DOT officials botched a Queens road sign for the Jackie Robinson Parkway, misspelling the color-barrier-busting baseball Hall of Famer’s name.

The sign at Myrtle Avenue and Forest Park Drive features a likeness of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ great — atop the words “Jakie Robinson Parkway.”

“It’s embarrassing,” Glendale native Kira Incantalupo told The Post on Sunday. “Poor Jackie Robinson.

“That shouldn’t have happened,” said Incantalupo, 37. “I mean, nobody wants to have that. It’s a memorial for somebody. It should be corrected.”

Queens teen JP Ward had a harsher take.

“It’s f–king stupid,” the 17-year-old said. “I wouldn’t say it’s disrespectful, but it’s definitely stupid.”

Robinson became the first black ball player in Major League Baseball when he was called up by the Dodgers in 1947, breaking the sport’s decades-old color barrier.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, a decade before his death.

“This spelling mistake is absurd,” City Councilman Robert Holden added of the road-sign typo on Sunday. “You don’t have a few eyes looking at these signs? DOT is a mess.

https://nypost.com/2023/02/26/nyc-dot-strikes-out-with-jakie-robinson-parkway-sign/

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Re: NYC DOT strikes out by misspelling ‘Jakie’ Robinson Parkway sign
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 07:25:59 PM »
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Re: NYC DOT strikes out by misspelling ‘Jakie’ Robinson Parkway sign
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2023, 08:31:29 PM »
And, it looks like the bottom arrow is attached to the post slightly crooked. Their attention to detail is something else.  :p

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Re: NYC DOT strikes out by misspelling ‘Jakie’ Robinson Parkway sign
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2023, 07:04:24 AM »
I'm just amazed that the workers were actually able to fasten that sign to the post without getting it crooked.
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Re: NYC DOT strikes out by misspelling ‘Jakie’ Robinson Parkway sign
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2023, 10:41:48 AM »
I can't find it now, but there was a report that got memory holed pretty quickly which IIRC said that single digit percentages of NY graduates could read.  Not just can't read at grade level, but can't read at all.  The fact that this sign was printed and installed with no one noticing seems to enforce that idea.   
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Re: NYC DOT strikes out by misspelling ‘Jakie’ Robinson Parkway sign
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2023, 12:23:10 PM »
I can't find it now, but there was a report that got memory holed pretty quickly which IIRC said that single digit percentages of NY graduates could read.  Not just can't read at grade level, but can't read at all.  The fact that this sign was printed and installed with no one noticing seems to enforce that idea.

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