6. Pepsi-Cola

Pepsi-Cola sign

The cursive Pepsi-Cola sign, a remnant of a Pepsi bottling plant that shuttered in 1999, has called Long Island City home since 1936. In 2009, it was lowered from its original location and placed in its current waterfront position at Gantry Plaza State Park.

In 2016, the 60-foot-sign — a vestige of a time when the neighorbor was covered in factories and warehouses — was officially designated a New York City landmark. Believe it or not, the “P” and “C” each measure 44-feet-tall (or roughly four stories)!