New York City Street Sign Points to Wrong Area as a Historic District

There doesn't seem to be anything special about the dilapidated warehouses pictured above, but a New York City sign marks them as a historic district. Oops ... wrong corner.

According to, the city made a mistake when replacing old street signs in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint. Instead of marking the Eberhard-Faber Pencil Factory District, which consists of former pencil and stationery factories dating back to the 1860s (one is pictured at left), the sign instead leads you to believe that the dilapidated warehouses on the next block are somehow a landmark.

"It needs to be changed," local resident Molly Fitzsimons told DNAinfo. "As a homeowner, it matters."

A spokesman for the Department of Transportation said they will inspect the area and "make any adjustments as necessary."

Of course, we've seen much funnier signs in our time. Click through the gallery below to see what we mean.

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New York City Street Sign Points to Wrong Area as a Historic District

You live on what street? When the name of your block is as hysterical (and embarrassing) as these, it has to be pretty difficult giving out your address to anyone. Click through the gallery to see some of the weirdest, grossest, raciest and most ridiculous street names we've ever seen.

Photo: Flickr/Tugnutt

The people who live on this street in Vallejo, Calif., must live like (burger) kings. 

Photo: Flickr/Ben Garney

If you don't get the above joke about this street in Kailua, Hawaii, there's no hope for you.

Photo: Flickr/Tugnutt

San Francisco's "Nob Hill" is thought of as a pretentious place where rich people live. So Arizona's decidedly not-so-pretentious "Snob Hill" pays the Bay Area homage.

Photo: Flickr/Caveman Chuck Coker

Delivering food to people who live on this street in Gloucestershire, England, must be a pretty hilarious experience.

Photo: Flickr/BazzaDaRambler

In Middletown, N.J., they sure do like street names that end with "boy."

Photo: Flickr/DanCentury

This reference to Pe'epe'e Falls on Hawaii's Big Island is a wash without the apostrophes.

Photo: Flickr/Tugnutt

If you're a real man's man, you probably live on one of these streets in Raleigh, N.C. And if you're a real man's man, you probably don't live on the other.

Photo: Flickr/ducttapeavenger

LOL, Ha-Ha Road! ROTFLMAO!!!

1. To see this dead-on irony.

Photo: Flickr/Slideshow Bruce

What can we even say about this? Why would anyone give a road this name???

Photo: Flickr/EgoAnt

A road by any other name ... would be easier to find.

Photo: Flickr/Lost Albatross

Excuse us for a moment. We just can't help it. (In Cerne Abbas, England.)

Photo: Flickr/BazzaDaRambler

This road has Superman to thank.

Photo: Flickr/trp0

We're guessing that no one with kids would want to live on this street in Cheltenham, England.

Photo: Flickr/Dave Hanmer

No comment. (Located in San Francisco.)

Photo: Flickr/Jef Poskanzer

Not to this street in Woodland, Calif., apparently.

Photo: Flickr/Jef Poskanzer

Another street in Woodland, Calif. They must not be pet lovers there.

Photo: Flickr/Jef Poskanzer

We can never remember how to get to this place in South Portland, Maine.

Photo: Flickr/Magdalena Donea.

This street is probably seldom seen because of all that fog.

Photo: Flickr/Eric Scouten.

Meet me on the corner of confused and lost.

Disclaimer: The next and final street name may be too much for your virgin eyes.

Photo: Flickr/BlazerMan

This sign has been stolen so many times that the town of Earlville, Ill., had to lock it into place with steal bolts and cables.

Photo: Flickr/Jerry Botts


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