2014-04-18 / Community

Sandy Road? Really? Really!

By Miriam Rosenberg


The Sandy Road sign, on the corner of Beach 28th Street behind PS 43, was put up in February. The Sandy Road sign, on the corner of Beach 28th Street behind PS 43, was put up in February. During the last few weeks there has been some confusion about a street sign that was recently installed on the corner of Beach 28th Street behind PS 43 -- Sandy Road. As one school staffer pointed out two weeks ago -- “It had never been there before.”

After several emails the Department of Transportation explained the sign, and earlier this week the Queens Borough President’s Office explained the history of the name.

“As part of DOT’s contract to replace signage in the area in response to repairs and replacements in the wake of superstorm Sandy, the sign you’re inquiring about was installed on February 4, 2014,” said a spokesperson for the DOT. “Sandy Road is the official mapped street name. The connection to the storm is coincidental.”

The Borough President’s Topographical Bureau keeps the official maps and history of street names. Dan Brown, liaison for the Borough President’s Office, elaborated on the street name in an email to The Wave on Tuesday.

Brown said that according to the Topographical Bureau “...Sandy Road was named in 1990 when it was mapped next to PS 43.”

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