3. NYC DOT Sign Shop

Video via NYC DOT Youtube

Ever wonder what goes into the making of the city’s signage? In this behind-the-scenes video, filmmaker and photographer Robert Hooman takes us into the DOT Sign Shop warehouse, based in Maspeth Queens. There, a dedicated crew fabricates 9,000-12,000 signs a month for all five boroughs. This includes everything from large highway signs to Alternate Side Parking signs — all of which are made entirely in-house and by hand.