A Field Guide to New York City Manhole Covers


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Out-of-Towner Settles In

Whether this erratic was just a day-tripper from Nassau County, a curious Yankee from New Canaan, or a starry eyed country bumkin from North Carolina, they settled in at one of the most central locations in New York and stayed there.

DESIGN:

The design is of classic and ubiquitous double basket-weave, this one with only two stilleto snappers.

UTILITY:

Nothing fancy here, just keeping children from falling into the sewer, and alligators from coming out.

RANGE:

One cover at 59th St. and Lexington Ave, and others scattered about in Nassau County.

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