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MTA spellers way off-off Broadway in Brooklyn

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There's Broadway in Manhattan and Brodaway in Brooklyn - at least in the subway system.

 

A mosaic tile sign in a G train station misspells the stop's name as Brodaway instead of Broadway.

 

A NYC Transit spokesman said the agency would dispatch someone from the stations division to check out the spelling butchery.

 

Several riders Monday said they didn't notice the mistake on a tile wall across from a platform at the station.

 

"Oh my God, I've never noticed this before," high school teacher Varumi Tiruchlvam, 31, said.

 

"My students could definitely do better than this, even though some of my students are struggling with learning English and spelling."

 

Phillip I, 37, a ground traffic supervisor for a major airline at an area airport said he probably didn't notice it before because he commutes so early, "When I'm not really awake.

 

"I guess somebody made this mistake. I guess this job was done pretty early when they didn't have their coffee yet, either."

 

Teresa Toro of the "Save the G" committee, launched to lobby for improvements to the Brooklyn-Queens line, said she wasn't surprised by the misspelling.

 

After all, at the Greenpoint Ave. station in Brooklyn, one of the signs for the India St. exit says Indian St.

 

BY Veronika Belenkaya and Pete Donohue

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

February 10th 2009

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That has been there since the station was built. Don't know why the Daily News is making a big deal out of it. It's only ONE Broadway sign that's misspelled in the station. Now the MTA will spend money to fix this while that money could be put to better uses.

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Hasn't that mistake been up for a while? I think I remember seeing pictures on nycsubway.org from like 10 years ago with that mistake on it.

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Hasn't that mistake been up for a while? I think I remember seeing pictures on nycsubway.org from like 10 years ago with that mistake on it.

 

It's been there since the station was built in the 1930s.

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Ahh, they finally noticed the infamous "Brodaway". It only took them 71 years. Wow MTA You deserve a cookie, Whoops! I dropped it. Oh well, eat it off the floor.

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Ahh, they finally noticed the infamous "Brodaway". It only took them 71 years. Wow MTA You deserve a cookie, Whoops! I dropped it. Oh well, eat it off the floor.

It was the Daily News, not the MTA.

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