I’ve always wanted to steal a street sign but they’re always bigger than you think. Where would I put it? How annoying is it for the city to fix? Wait, how are street signs even made? This video shows the street sign magic factory of New York City and reveals the true anatomy and process of those signs. If you’re a fiend for cutting metal and silkscreening and anything in a manufacturing process, this video shows it all.
There are more than two million signs in New York City. Ever wonder where they come from? Many are made by DOT’s in-house sign shop based in Maspeth, Queens. This crew of 22 employees fabricate 9000-12,000 signs a month, ranging from large highway signs down to Alternate Side Parking signs.