I think the first one with the big leaves is burdock, a common sight along roadsides here. Read about what ‘Wildman Steve Brill,’ the NYC-based naturalist who forages and teaches in the urban wilds, has to say about it, and perhaps look for more images online for positive ID:
The other one stumps me…because you say it’s a shrub. There is a perennial (or biennial, not certain which) called butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris) that as its common name suggest recalls the look of eggs in its blossoms (which are like small snapdragons). But they are yellow…and that doesn’t sound like what you are seeing…anyhow, would need a jpg or more detail.