The development wave sweeping through New York City is transforming the skyline, and taking with it some of the city's most recognizable neon signage. Among the fallen are the Eagle Clothes sign in Gowanus, and two others on this list, the GE lettering on 30 Rock and the Kentile Floors sign, are on the way out. Others are having slightly better luck, like Long Island City's famous Pepsi-Cola sign, which is now surrounded by huge glass rental towers, while still others, like the Radio City Music Hall signage, are ostensibly here to say. We've put 18 of the most iconic New York City signs (that, as of this post, still exist) on one handy map — enjoy them now, because they might not be around forever.
Research by Hannah Frishberg
UPDATE: This article previously stated that the Watchtower sign in Dumbo has been taken down, but it was only speculated that it might be removed. The big red letters still stand atop the former headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses.Read More