There is a cool book out called New York Neon. It was featured on CNN.
The book is by Thomas Rinaldi, who was quoted in the article:
“Old neon signs had caught my attention for many years, but around this time they began to disappear at such a rate that I felt a real sense of urgency to photograph them before they vanished forever.”
I’ve done a few signs for New York shops. Here is one of my favorites: