Salt & Pilpel

Connecting Jewish Americans and Israelis in North NJ

The sign October 14, 2010


As you drive out of Brooklyn on the Williamsburg Bridge you’ll see a traffic sign above you reading:
“Leaving Brooklyn. Oy Vey!”
No, the sign isn’t the work of a prankster. It’s a real sign, placed there last week by the Department of Transportation at the request of Marty Markowitz, Borough President of  Brooklyn.
Says Markowitz: “Oy vey is an original Jewish ‘expression of dismay or hurt.’The beauty is, every ethnic group knows it, and motorists seeing it know it means:‘Dear me, I’m so sad you’re leaving.’ “



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