Now we’re the city that can’t paint straight.
For the past week, the yellow lines down four blocks of Coney Island’s Neptune Avenue were so squiggly, they looked like they’d been painted in a funhouse mirror.
“This is an embarrassment to the city,” Coney Councilman Mark Treyger tweeted last Thursday of the weirdly wiggly double lines that stretched down the avenue from 33rd to 37th streets.
Department of Transportation officials implied in a responding tweet that the squiggling really didn’t matter.
“These are temporary markings, which can be affected by weather,” DOT officials tweeted.
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“Permanent markings will be installed within the next week.”
Sure enough, workers had scrubbed the wobbles away by Wednesday.
But out on Neptune Avenue, even DOT street workers had to admit the paint job was way out of line.
“If you want my opinion, it’s uncalled for,” said one member of a crew painting bike lanes there on Wednesday afternoon.
“The guy who’s painting the lines is sitting in the back of a truck. He even has his own steering wheel in the back to keep extra steady. If it’s a straight driving truck, why are the lines so squiggly?”
Even temporary lines should be straight lines, Treyger noted.
“I find it hard to believe that in a city with a $90 billion budget, that we cannot draw straight lines, even during temporary work,” he told The Post.
Neptune Avenue residents were still giggling at the wiggles on Wednesday — and remained a little disconcerted.
“Funny, I was looking at those squiggly lines the other day, and I kept thinking, ‘Those are some ugly a– lines,’” joked Troy McRay, 59.
“Whoever was painting those either has a drinking problem or has Parkinson’s Disease — or maybe he’s just too lazy to keep the lines from getting all wobbly. Whatever it is, this guy needs to get reassigned or moved out of Brooklyn.”
A DOT spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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