The borough of Brooklyn has always had a personality and culture distinct from that of the rest of New York City. This dates back to the 19th century, when Brooklyn was its own independent city. (It was only incorporated into New York City in 1898.) As a way of acknowledging this unique flavor, former borough president Marty Markowitz came up with the idea of installing distinct signage marking Brooklyn’s borders. These signs all include text that references Brooklyn culture. This sign, facing traffic leaving Brooklyn, tells drivers to Fuhgeddaboudit! It’s a reference to the 1950s TV show The Honeymooners, which took place in Brooklyn.
We’ve recreated Brooklyn’s distinctive “Leaving Brooklyn, Fuhgeddaboudit” signs to enjoy at home. It makes a great gift for any proud Brooklynite, and a great addition to any bar, garage, den, game room, or anywhere else needing a touch of Brooklyn charm. We’ve recreated this sign from photos of the original signs in the field. Everything about it—the fonts and the layout—are just like the real thing!
This version includes the names of borough president Marty Markowitz and mayor Michael Bloomberg. However, we can customize it to your liking. Put on your own name, your wife’s, your kid’s, your dog’s—anything you would like!
Our replica Brooklyn Fuhgeddaboudit sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. It has a glossy, non-reflective finish that is durable enough to stand up to a Brooklyn winter. Take your pick from one of six sizes, from the convenient 15 in. × 9 in. all the way up to the massive 90 in. × 54 in. size. We’ve included two mounting holes in each size. (Looking for another sign, from Brooklyn, one of the other boroughs, or even outside the city? We can make just about any road sign you might desire! Just contact Jake to get started on your custom order.)
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