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MTA Misspells 'Roosevelt Avenue' on Four Subway Signs

By Katie Honan | August 7, 2013 6:46am | Updated on August 7, 2013 7:54am
	 The MTA misspelled the word "Roosevelt" on four signs at a Jackson Heights subway station. 
MTA Misspells Roosevelt On Subway Station Signs
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JACKSON HEIGHTS — If you see something, say something — especially if it’s an embarrassing spelling mistake.

The word “Roosevelt” is misspelled as "Roosvelt" on not one, but four signs at the 82nd Street stop in Jackson Heights.

The mistake was found on signs at the end of both platforms by Cheryl Tse, of the 82nd Street Partnership, who tweeted a photo of one of the signs Monday night.

“What a disappointment to see incorrect spelling of @MTA signage in #jacksonheights #queens,” she tweeted.

"It's just incredible to me that for a line that runs along Roosevelt Avenue, an employee of the MTA could overlook such an egregious spelling mistake," she said Tuesday.

Straphangers waiting for the 7 train were confused — and amused — by the missing “e” from the name of one of the busiest streets in Queens.

“It’s a really silly mistake,” said Brian Choy, 24, of Elmhurst.  “It’s kind of funny, too, but I wonder how the MTA could have let it slip.”

Verien Ganata, 23, of Elmhurst, admitted he didn’t notice the mistake until it was pointed out.

“I live here, and I don’t usually look at the signs,” he said.

But he said the MTA should “know better than that.”

Jane Kim, 25, who lives in Jackson Heights, said it will be most confusing to visitors.

“Queens is already confusing enough,” she said. “People who are actually relying on signs are going to have a big problem.”

An MTA spokesman said Wednesday the authority would "get out there in the next day or two to replace" the signs.

He did not know how long they have been up.