Mapmaker from Norwood calls attention to incorrect city street sign on her block

(01/02/05) NORWOOD - Bronx resident and mapmaker Janet Norquist-Gonzalez recently pointed out an incorrect city street sign. She found herself living on a street that did not exist, at least according to the street sign that she says misnamed a three-block stretch of Norwood.

Norquist-Gonzalez is the board president of a co-op on Wayne Avenue, which until recently was marked with a sign for 210th Street. With the help of local politicians, Norquist-Gonzalez brought the matter to the attention of the Department Of Transportation (DOT). It turned out that the DOT was already investigating the situation and soon put up a new Wayne Avenue sign.

Norquist-Gonzalez worked for more than two decades in the maps department of the New York Times. She also won a national award for a map of the Jerome Avenue/Gun Hill Road Business Improvement District in the Bronx.

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