New York Welcome to Brooklyn signs



The city of Brooklyn, New York was founded ten years after the City of New York on Manhattan island. The two were separate cities until 1898, when Brooklyn was incorporated into New York City, becoming one of its boroughs. As a result of its history, Brooklyn has maintained a distinct personality and culture. Former borough president Marty Markowitz sought to draw on this personality when he devised a series of unique signs to welcome motorists to Brooklyn.  Several variations of these signs exist on the major entrances into the borough, each with a different slogan. (Another set of signs, facing the other way, advise travelers that they are “Leaving Brooklyn, Fuhgeddaboudit“.)

Our Welcome to Brooklyn signs are exact replicas of the distinctive signs that appear at the entrances to the borough. Using photos of the original signs in the field, we’ve created versions of the sign with eight different slogans, all of which appear on original signs on Brooklyn’s highways. Any of them would make a great addition to a display of Brooklyn-themed decor, or a great gift for any proud Brooklynite.

Our signs include the names of borough president Marty Markowitz and mayor Michael Bloomberg, who held office at the time they were originally installed. Want a different set of names? We can customize this sign! We can put any names you would like: different NYC politicians, the names of you and your spouse, your children, or even your pets! (Just put the names you would like in the “order notes” box at checkout.)

Our Welcome to Brooklyn signs are flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. With a glossy, non-reflective weatherproof finish, they’re durable enough to stand up to a Brooklyn winter. First, choose one of these slogans:

  • Believe the Hype!
  • Brooklyn’s In The House!
  • Home To Everyone From Everywhere!
  • How Sweet It Is!
  • Like No Other Place In The World!
  • Name It…We Got It!
  • Not Just A Borough, An Experience!
  • Where New York City Begins!

And then pick one of these sizes:

  • 15 in. × 9 in.
  • 22½ in. × 13½ in.
  • 35 in. × 21 in.
  • 45 in. × 27 in. (printed on two 22½ in. × 27 in. panels)
  • 70 in. × 42 in. (printed on four 35 in. × 21 in. panels)
  • 90 in. × 54 in. (printed on six 30 in. × 27 in. panels)

We’ve included mounting holes in each size to help make your sign easy to install.

If you’re looking for another sign, from Brooklyn or elsewhere in New York, or even somewhere else, we can help! We can make welcome signs, route markers, guide and directional signs, and more! Just contact Jake to get started on your custom order.

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