NYC based designer and photographer Luke Connolly a side project on Tumblr called NYC Type that is worth a gander. He explains the idea behind the project:
The inspiration for NYC Type came from my recent move to Manhattan. As I wandered around in my first days here, I noticed that the typography on the signs around midtown ranged from atrocious to amazing. I wanted to figure out a way to collect the gems for my own inspiration and share what I find with others and engage the design community here.