This sign—put up at Lexington Ave. and 38th
Street by in-your-face Rudy Giuliani about 12
years ago—honors a group of Cuban exiles who
used to look for people trying to flee Cuba by raft.
Later, they flew into Cuban air space to drop leaflets
and two of their planes were shot down. Here's the
thing: The permanent Cuban mission to the UN is
also at Lex and 38th. They made a big stink at the
time, and I actually thought the sign was gone.
Guess NYC doesn't back down so easily.
(Hey! You tawkin' to ME?")