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Sunset Park signs get a facelift


Published:   |   Updated: November 1, 2013 at 09:37 AM

SUNSET PARK — After a year of planning and fund-raising, four signs in the Sunset Park neighborhood have been straightened and replaced.

The Sunset Park signs, including the main one at the corner of West Shore Boulevard and San Jose Street, are more than 30 years old, said Marlin Anderson, who helped lead the effort to improve the markers.

The plan originally was to raise $4,000 to level the sign on West Shore Boulevard, which had begun to tilt, Anderson said. But as neighborhood association members raised that money, they decided to replace the sign and three others, which also were old. In total, the leveling work and replacements cost about $9,000, Anderson said.

The neighborhood association didn’t want motorists who pass the sign on West Shore Boulevard to see the crooked sign any longer, Anderson said.

“Now they can see it and it’s straight and it looks nice and it’s something we can be proud of,” he said.

Ebehrman@Tampatrib.com

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