A-Frame Signs

NYC is a walking town. Heading down a busy street in Manhattan or Brooklyn, you are sure to see many sidewalk signs by storefronts and along the curb. There is no better way to capture the attention of pedestrians as they walk by. A frame signs are the perfect way to advertise that you are open or share a featured menu item or big sale. These signs can also be used to direct traffic and draw attention to an emergency.

Your Local A-Frame Signs Makers for Sidewalk Cafes

Set yourself apart from the competitors on your street by displaying a folding A-frame sign in front of your business. These outdoor cafe signs can showcase your dinner special, advertise a sale, or feature your newest blend of coffee. Another great use of a metal sidewalk frame is to market for a special event or highlight an upcoming store promotion.

Brooklyn Signs has been designing storefront sidewalk frames for decades. We take pride in the quality of our signs as well as the many custom looks that we can create for our customers in Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan and Jersey City. Give us a call at (718) 252-7575 to talk through your signage ideas.

Sidewalk Sign Examples

Customizable Options for Folding A-Frame Signs

We can create any type of sidewalk sign, including permanent displays, banner stands, and many others. But when most people think about sidewalk signs, they're referring to portable A-Frame signs.

Folding sidewalk signs typically come with either a metal or plastic frame, although wood is also an option. Plastic sidewalk signs are lightweight and often more cost effective. However, metal sidewalk frames are more durable and wind resistant. Both are weatherproof and provide a professional way to grab attention. Both also allow the option for sign inserts that can be removed or replaced.

Graphics can be printed for either a metal sidewalk sign or a plastic A-frame sign. Your message or logo can be printed on styrene, coroplast or metal and stuck directly onto the frame. The material used depends on the look that you want to create:

  • Styrene– is an organic compound that is used to manufacture plastics. Styrene is both inexpensive, water resistant, and long lasting.
  • Coroplast– is the patented name for corrugated plastic. The thin sheets of plastic are lightweight and are also cost effective and durable. Think yard signs – the material allows for crisp, colorful designs and lettering.
  • Metal– is most commonly used for traffic signs and other signs that will receive a lot of wear and tear. Depending on the print, they can also provide a nice sheen for custom printed signs.
Another option for your sidewalk sign is either a chalkboard or dry erase surface. These allow you to change the message daily or as often as needed. This option is great for the outdoor cafe sign that changes as often as the menu, or for the retail store with special sales that change frequently. The only part of these signs that is not waterproof is the chalk or marker writing.
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Benefits of Sidewalk Signs

A-Frame Signs are a cost efficient, effective way to attract attention to your store from anyone walking by. This is useful in any city, but in places like New York City, Jersey City, and other pedestrian rich areas, they become especially valuable as they attract the eye from those passing by.
In addition, these specific signs have several benefits that make them a great choice for businesses that extend beyond the cost and placement. These include:


A-Frame signs are easy to fold up, store, and move. You can pace the sign in the sidewalk every day and take it away at night without much difficulty.


Changing your sign, or changing your message (for chalk signs) takes only a few moments. Signs can be long lasting, used for years at a time, or temporary, changed daily or every few days.

Two Sided

A-frame signs are visible from both directions, which means more opportunities to capture attention in a visible, professional way.

On top of all these benefits, folding A-frame signs are classy and popular among many business owners, from restaurants and cafes to retail and clothing stores to realtors.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs


Brooklyn Signs is located in the heart of New York City, so we know best what signs will make a lasting impression on residents and tourists alike. We are also convenient throughout all 5 boroughs and Long Island.


With our efficiency and productivity, we are able to provide A-frame (and other sidewalk signs) faster and with a lower cost than many other sign fabricators in the area. We can also print replacement signs for similarly low prices.


We have three different materials for A-frame signs, several color options, and many backing options including those that can display pre-printed signage and chalkboard style for those planning to draw their signs.

Create your Customized Order Today

Brooklyn Signs will work with you from conception to installation. Our in-house design team will take your ideas and bring them to life. We are licensed and insured, so you can feel confident that our signs will meet or exceed your expectations. Our sidewalk signs are only one of the hundreds of types of signs we can create.

Call us at (718) 252-7575 to start collaborating with Brooklyn Signs or to find out more about how Brooklyn Signs can help you stand out from the crowd with our sidewalk signs.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

Do You Make All Your Signs In-House?

Yes, not only do we design your signs, but we also produce your signs on site. Our team includes designers, fabricators, printers and installers who have all received specific training.

Are Sidewalk Signs Water or Weatherproof?

Both metal and plastic a-frame signs are weatherproof. Styrene signs can resist some water but you will want to bring the signs inside if it starts raining or snowing.

How Do We Get New Sign Inserts?

If you'd like new sign inserts designed, all you need to do is give us a call again and we will get a new design process started. We can work through the same design and printing process that we did with your initial order, or try something new.

Are A-Frame Signs Suitable For Indoor Use?

Certainly. We have customers who have purchased sidewalk signs to provide direction for foot traffic indoors. Other customers have ordered them to market their restaurants or stores located in an indoor mall.

Are There Regulations Regarding The Placement Of Sidewalk Signs Outside?

We stay up to date on city code so that we can guide our customers on the best placement of their signs. Sidewalk signs are legal as long as they allow pedestrians to walk past. Typically, they are placed directly in front of the business or along the curb.