The MTA, Yet Again, Needs a Copy Editor
A sharp-eyed civilian has pointed out via Bowery Boogie that a sign for the MTA's new Select Bus Service outside of Mars Bar on Second Avenue has a little typo problem. If you're not a grammar nerd, it's a misuse of "it's." Your Monday-morning English lesson: The apostrophe is only used to shorten "it is," which obviously is not correct in this case.
If you are a grammar nerd, you may be disappointed to learn that, upon notification of this error, the MTA did not cringe or shriek in horror or rue the day they blew off Mrs. Smith's seventh grade English class. When we called, our friendly press contact Kevin Ortiz told us he wasn't aware of the problem but that they'd look into it. When pressed as to whether it would be corrected, he told us, "It depends on the severity."
Update: Ortiz has informed us that they're in the process of rectifying the sign or signs. A victory for English teachers everywhere!
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- New York City's Food Pantries Are Struggling to Keep Up With a Growing Demand For Meals
Fri., Nov. 27, 6:30pm
Fri., Nov. 27, 7:00pm
Fri., Nov. 27, 7:30pm
Sat., Nov. 28, 12:00am
- As Islamophobic Rhetoric Gets Louder, NYC Muslims Fear for Their Mosques
- Forget Big Chain Theaters — Watch Movies at These Cool NYC Spots Instead