New York’s Eccentric Road Signs

Every time a new mayor or borough president gets elected, the city pays around $350 to update each of the affected signs. Photo by: Cody Lyon

A city with as much gall as ours doesn’t wimp out, even at road signs. By: Cody Lyon

Drivers, cyclists or pedestrians traveling New York City roads, bridges and tunnels face a bewildering array of signs – 1.3 million of them in fact. There are greeting signs between the boroughs, like the one – along a Brooklyn border – saying goodbye with a dialect: “Leaving Brooklyn ‘Fuhgeddaboutit.’”