We received an anguished — even, perhaps, catty — email this morning:

Just saw very large pastel signs going up at Chelsea Studios on W. 26th st. With "MARTHA" written on them.

There goes the neighborhood.

So we went to take a look. And, at first, we didn't think the big sign for Martha Stewart's new daytime show was so terrible. It seemed, well, tasteful. Discreet, even.

Is Martha Stewart Too Gay for Chelsea? Or Not Gay Enough?


But then the big truck moved from in front of the building, and we saw the problem.

Martha's stripes (more of which were waiting to be installed) totally clash with the rainbow-colored Chelsea Studios logo.

Is Martha Stewart Too Gay for Chelsea? Or Not Gay Enough?


And it used to be such a nice neighborhood.

Martha Stewart Television [MarthaStewart.com]