New York City, New York

New York City Business Signs

New York City is a, well, city, located on the southern most tip of the present-day U.S. state of New York.  Prior to European meddling, this area was inhabited by members of the Algonquian group of Native Americans, among them the Lenape.  Following the Lenape, the first non-Native American inhabitant of what would become New York City was Juan Rodriguez, a merchant from Santo Domingo of Portuguese and African descent, who settled there in 1613.  The Dutch would create a permanent settlement in the area called New Amsterdam in 1624 – which makes New York City the “12th oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental United States.”  In 1664, the city was finally surrendered (bloodlessly) to the English, who renamed the settlement New York, after the then Duke of York, the future King James II of England.  New York City was officially consolidated in 1898.

Today, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, New York City has a total population of 8,537,673 people.  This makes it the number one most populous city in the entire United States.  As for the New York metropolitan area, according to that same estimate, it has a population of 20,153,634.  This makes it the number one most populous metropolitan area in the country.

As one can already guess, New York City is an economic powerhouse.  In fact, it is the economic powerhouse of the country and probably (for now at least) the world.  The city serves as a global hub for the banking, finance, retail, world trade, transportation, tourism, real estate, media, advertising, theater, fashion, arts – you name it, this city has it.  It is home to many Fortune 500 companies and is also home to the New York Stock Exchange.

Beyond its blistering economy, however, New York City is home to thousands of attractions.  These include Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several of the most famous skyscrapers in the world.  There is, of course, the Chrysler Building, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is considered a U.S. National Historic Landmark.  The Chrysler Building, which was built in 1930, was envisioned by the architect William Van Alen in the Art Deco style.  Perhaps even more famous, of course, is the Empire State Building.  When it was built in 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world.  It remained so until 1970.  The Empire State Building was also built in the Art Deco style, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and is considered a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

As for sports, New York City is full of franchises.  Many New York teams play outside the city, however.  MLB’s New York Yankees play in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.  They have 27 titles to their name.  The New York Mets play in Citi Field.  They have two titles to their name.  The NBA’s New York Knicks play in Madison Square Garden.  They have two titles to their names.  NHL’s New York Rangers also play in Madison Square Garden.  They have four titles to their names.

Do you own a small business in and/or around the New York City area?  Are you planning to, by any chance?  If so, we have provided some helpful small business-related resources below:

Apply for a Business License in New York City:

Business in New York City:

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce – NYC:

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce:

Looking for New York City business signs?
Get the word out there about your small business! Contact one of our authorized member sign shops:

All IN 1 graphics, Inc.
Glen Cove, NY
Raul Portillo

Freeport, NY
Richard Schechter

DV Sign Co llc
Central Valley, NY
Dan Vaughn

Hudson Sign Co
Ossining, NY
Nick Rudyk

West Babylon, NY



KwikVinyl Graphics
Batavia, NY
Mark DeMarzio

Northeast Micro
Little Valley, NY
John Wogick

Ocean Graphics & Signs
East Hampton, NY
William J McLear

ProGraphic Signs
Buffalo, NY
Randy Kreuzer

Signs-n-Things, Inc.
Farmingdale, NY
Ted Bentz



Rye Brook, NY
Eric Steilman

Vinyl Designs
Baldwinsville, NY
Robert Levin