This installment of Strange But True ran in the Daily News on November 16, 1958, an apparently slow news day.
"Driver leaves vehicle to inspect sign which faces non-existent traffic at 41st St. and Tudor City Pl. Motorists coming east on one-way 41st St. turn left because of dead ends ahead and to the right. Thus they can only see the back of the sign unless they pass it and turn heads around to read it. The sign's also puzzled residents, who've reported the oddly-placed sign to the Traffic Dept."