Tuesday, July 15, 2014

There's no stopping Flushng!

Why leave out the "I"?


georgetheatheist said...


Anonymous said...

Why leave out the I?
Because it makes Flushing AKA "FLU-SH-NG" more in line with hipster/gentrification naming schemes.
Spanish Harlem = SpaHa
Triangle Below Canal = TriBeCa
South of Houston = SoHo
Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass = DUMBO
and now Flushing = FluShNg
Damned rent raising fools!

Anonymous said...

Want lower rents anon? That means you need more competition in the real estate market aka more apartments. There are over a million apartments you could add to the market right now, and wouldn't even require any new construction. But no, we have to let people stay in their rent control units for $300 a month, so the lucky few who knew the right person and so could snag one of them can afford a nice house in the Hamptons, just like we let the teachers and police and fire unions fiscally rape the hard working serfs of NYC.

NYC is an insiders game.

Anonymous said...

I never understood the purpose of reducing the number of market rate apartments. And people wonder why rent in the city is so damned expensive.

Anonymous said...

This silly and useless marketing ploy was hatched by our wonderful NYC board of tourism about 2 years ago. .... at a cost of $3million. Ridiculous! What a waste! Wanna buy a vowel ?

tracy said...

So public servants rape the city? As a teacher I work 2 or 3 jobs to keep my family fed and clothed. No raise in years, a 1.8% increase in September and the rest of raise 2 years after contract expires. Who's getting raped now?

Anonymous said...

That sign is the stupidest waste of money. Who's responsible? I want their heads! (and my tax dollars back)
Spend that money cleaning up all the garbage in Flushing and teaching people the speak English.

Anonymous said...

"Because it makes Flushing AKA "FLU-SH-NG" more in line with hipster/gentrification naming schemes."


Anonymous said...

I have no idea what any of that means. What is "neighborhood x neighborhood"? Honestly, why must everything be so inside nowadays?

Anonymous said...

This is a classic example of an ad agency Art Director being more concerned with "the visual" rather than content. Time to get a new proofreader.

Queens Crapper said...

I believe the "x" is supposed to mean "by" as in multiplication. (Like a 2 by 4)

It's friggin stupid.

Anonymous said...

Don't you get it? It's pronunciation! That's how the vibrant and diverse in the area say it. Gotta emphasize that "SHNG" part to get the real sense of what Flushing has become. SHTTY.

Anonymous said...

I cant help but think of don draper.

"why would you emphasize the letters that conjures of bowel movements and urination?'

as from a marketing standpoint,today's mad men and ladies are all narcissistic hipsters.look at every commercial on tv,all faux boho types.these maggots are selling themselves.

wake up common people.

Mike Francesa said...

Ever show up at an office supply store in August/September? And society wonders why there are so many hooligans wandering the streets today. It's quite obvious the city is desperate for teacher even if they go out of state to meet the requirements.

Anonymous said...

With a city whose school system has 60% of its students reading below grade level and a 35% drop out rate, this marketing scheme is the worst idea ever!!!

Anonymous said...

This is the perfect thing to aid immigrants in learning English. Teach them the wrong spelling from the start. Soooo stupid.

But I don't think it's the same as your Soho, Dumbo and Tribeca type of names. Those are more abbreviation-acronym combos. In Queens, MidVille and FoHi are along those lines.

This, again, is just stupid.