Posted 3 years ago
"DEAD END STREET" is an obsolete warning message, in which is no longer in use by the city of New York. Signs that contained the message were produced by the city's Department of Traffic (now Department of Transportation) from the 1950s until the 1980s. Three variations existed. The original and first one in the form of a standard regulatory sign (white and black), 24X24 yellow diamond of the 1960s and 1970s, and, finally, the same style from before with the exception of the name change of Department of Transportation label.
Such signs today in New York City are few and far between, as many were replaced with modern 36x36 "DEAD END" signs.