Mysteries of Manhattan: A New York City Alphabet

In downtown Manhattan, someone carefully painted an alphabet on the wooden fence surrounding a construction site at the corner of Warren and Church Streets. There is no visible indication of why, when or by whom this alphabet was created.


Apple � Boy Posted by Picasa


Cat � Dog Posted by Picasa


Egg � Fun Posted by Picasa


Good � Hello Posted by Picasa


Ink � Jam Posted by Picasa


Krishna � Like Posted by Picasa


Mom � No Posted by Picasa


Ontology � Pencil  Posted by Picasa


Quark � Robot  Posted by Picasa


Silly � Tungsten Posted by Picasa


Ulterior Motive � Vague Posted by Picasa


Wet � X-Ray Posted by Picasa


Yes � Zen Posted by Picasa

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13 Responses to Mysteries of Manhattan: A New York City Alphabet

  1. hi, i like your blog, brooklyn is awesome, and i would love for you to contribute a picture of yourself smiling to my new blog! check it out at :

    http://www.spreadyoursmile.com

    if you like the idea, tell your friends to send me one too 🙂

    p.s. are you familiar with greenpoint?

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  2. Phelan says:

    The kids love the graffiti. 😉

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  3. O is for ontology??? 🙂

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  4. Anonymous says:

    how about a picture of the whole thing?

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  5. nathan says:

    “O” IS for “ontology.”

    It’s also for “Oh my god, it’s raining really hard.”

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  6. Fidget says:

    i love some of the word choices for letters

    it seems like some way to much wine inspired art project LOL

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  7. melalyssa-ols says:

    Cool Pics, Annulla!

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  8. Jdog says:

    Ah, yes. Tungsten is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the letter T.

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  9. interlard says:

    I have always felt that x-ray was a really lame “word” for X. Like saying L for L-train.

    Xylophone. Xenophobia. Xenomorph. Xena the Warrior Princess…

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Looks like an English lesseon for those who aren’t too privy with the language!!!
    (Nice Sarcasm in art)

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  11. Anonymous says:

    I’m lovin’ it. Gives me an idea for my excess pennies. Ottawabill

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  12. Anonymous says:

    I’m lovin’ it. Gives me an idea for my excess pennies. Ottawabill

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  13. Anonymous says:

    It’s got to be something to do with CourtTV.

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