Holland Tunnel wreath controversy ends: Port Authority to adjust, remove decorations

December 17, 2018 - 1:37 pm
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has listened to the commuting masses and will adjust the Christmas decorations at the New Jersey entrance to the Holland Tunnel.

The PANYNJ commissioned a poll last week after a man claimed his life was effectively being ruined because a Christmas tree had been placed over the "N" in "Holland," when it obviously belonged over the "A," which is more like the shape of a tree.

Corey Windelspecht also didn't like that a wreath had been placed over the "U" in "tunnel," because it made it look like "tonnel."

Well, he's gotten his wish. 

PANYNJ executive Director Rick Cotton said more than 80 percent of participants in the poll voted to change the decoration. The wreath that is over the "U" will be moved to Journal Square station.

Windelspecht called it an "OCD nightmare" and said on Change.org, "This one small thing triggers anyone with the slightest hint of OCD every time they enter the city. On top of that, it’s just unsightly and ruins the holiday festivities for people to enjoy on such a great piece of architecture."

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