Posted on November 26, 2020 at 11:51 am by Carol Tannenhauser
By Carol Tannenhauser
West Aspect Rag readers are so astute they don’t solely see what’s there, however what isn’t there — just like the Donald J. Trump freeway beautification signal on the West Aspect Freeway heading south.
“Just drove down the Westside Highway and to my delight saw no sign before the exit touting highway beautification courtesy of DJT,” wrote one reader. “Several times, I’ve noticed spray painting obstruction of the sign, and last week, did not see the sign. But tonight neither my friend nor I saw it!”
One other reader likewise observed its absence. “On West Side Highway, heading south. At 79th St exit…there used to be a large Blue and White TRUMP sign…Today I noticed its GONE! YAY.”
Was it an indication — effectively, clearly, it was an indication — however was it materials proof that DJT has left New York Metropolis for good? Or had the Trump group merely uncared for to pay the invoice? After a little bit of ping ponging between the town and state about which was liable for the signal, a spokesperson for the NYC Division of Transportation (DOT) wrote:
“The sign was removed after a vandalism incident and will be replaced soon.”
This defacement should have been a doozy — the signal was vandalized earlier than, however didn’t (to our data) require elimination to revive.
So, preserve your eyes peeled, readers, and preserve us posted. One reader wrote that she hopes she’ll proceed to see nothing.
“I am hoping it is permanently uprooted and gone—a metaphor for our UWS, NYC, USA, and the world. Best as always, and a healthy Thanksgiving!”
If you want to “Adopt-A-Highway,” right here’s the NYC hyperlink.