A Field Guide to New York City Manhole Covers



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Not all electric conduits in the city are owned by Con Edison. This one marks the path of a power line to a small shopping strip in Maspeth.


Though not a Con Edison cover it uses the open circle design, with a simple E to add difinitve identification.


Along a line running from the distibuter lines to local businesses


This design, including the E are found all around the city. This one is on Fresh Pond Road near Eliot Avenue.

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