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A short history of New York City subway signage: First in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of New York City subway signage: First in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

The New York City subway is a symbol of New York. For over a hundred years, the subway has transported New Yorkers and visitors alike through New York’s urban canyons. Its signage is simple, elegant, and iconic, a beacon of calm in New York’s chaos. But the signs haven’t always been that way. Originally, there […]

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NYC plans to raise smoking age to 21

NYC plans to raise smoking age to 21

New York City plans to raise the legal smoking age, making it illegal to sell cigarettes to those under 21 in an attempt to discourage the city’s younger demographic from smoking. Backed by city’s mayor, Mike Bloomberg, the new smoking bill will raise the smoking age to 21 years (from the present 18). This smoking […]

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