Don't bring any attitude to the French consulate on E. 74th St.I certainly hope this didn't involve any of you!
"Persons applying for visas are requested to show due respect for Consular personnel," declared a sign by the front door of the New York consulate, until it was removed recently.
The sign also warned that "failure to do so will result in the denial of the application and denied entry into any of the Schengen countries [of the EU]."
"We took it down before it created any misunderstandings," explains Deputy Consul General Benedicte Contamin, who said the sign was intended to protect consulate workers. "Our staff had been insulted and threatened to the extent that we have had to call the NYPD."
The sign is now inside the street visa office.
Monday, August 02, 2004
Rush & Molloy
From to-day's Daily News (no link available):