Madam - Signage Sunday - Sony PlazaSo this is a little late – I saw it in the Sony Plaza in New York when I was there in December.

It’s a fairly bland indoor space where I stopped for a coffee and a spot of people watching.

But I didn’t do much of that as I was rivited to this sign.

What I love about it, is the very specific list of things it prohibits.

It’s a tough town – and in the winter it’s brutally cold. We know that, and also that the homeless are a special kind of crazy in New York.

So presumably at some point they’ve all blown into the tidy, warm space that is the Sony Plaza and caused a ruckus. And thanks to this helpful sign, we can get some idea of exactly what sort of ruckus that might have been.

I could almost hear the heavy sigh that went with each one as it was added to the list. Sigh, ok so now we have to ‘explicitly’ tell them not to rollerskate – call that sign guy back, we need to get these fixed…

No wait, don’t let him off the phone – I’ve just broken up a poker circle. Again. Best, add that in as well.

Ah, New York, how I love you.


This sign is part of our regular series, Signage Sundays, where I indulge my obsession for all things sign related (and, I confess, occasionally, a few things that aren’t sign related – but it is mostly signs, and mostly Indian signs at that).

If you’d like to read more check out these vaguely related posts

Signage Sunday out and about – Bent in NYC

Signage Sunday out and about – Get right with God

Signage Sunday : Right turning traffic – we need to talk

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