Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Yiddish Signs Order Women In Williamsburg To Step Aside When Men Pass 

A series of colorful street signs directed at women walking on Bedford Avenue are creating controversy in the predominantly Orthodox Hasidic neighborhood of South Williamsburg. Now, it's been a while since we brushed up on our Yiddish, but we think the signs roughly translate to, "Move, bitch, get out the way." Or, as the blog Failed Messiah translates it, "Precious Jewish Daughter: Please move to the side when a man approaches!"

It's unclear exactly where in South Williamsburg the signs appear, but a tipster tells the blog that the signs "are bolted to publicly owned trees along Bedford Avenue." Of course, this isn't the first time the local Satmar community has posted their own signage—you'll recall that at the height of the great Williamsburg bike lane wars, someone erected an unauthorized detour sign on Kent Avenue instructing drivers to head one block east to avoid delays caused by Hasidic school bus drivers blocking traffic to protest the contentious Kent Avenue bike lane.


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