1. Kentile Floors

Kentile floor sign against NYC skyline
Image via Wikipedia, by MusikAnimal

The Kentile Floors sign is so famous that it has its very own Facebook page. Although it was taken down in 2014, the 50-year-old New York City sign was fortunately saved and donated to the Gowanus Alliance, which will reinstall it in a nearby location.

Used to advertise a now-defunct flooring company founded by Arthur Kennedy in 1898, the sign paid homage to Brooklyn’s industrial heritage and long served as a symbol of Gowanus. According to Curbed NY, the alliance plans to erect the sign at Gowanus’ Under the Tracks playground, located on 10th Street between Second and Third avenues.

Next, check out more New York City signs in the blinged out New York City signs of Times Square and discover the vintage neon signs of the West Village

This article was originally written by Susan Xu and updated in January 2023 by Nicole Saraniero.