A Field Guide to New York City Manhole Covers


DRAIN S

New York Steam Co.

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Steam?

This small valve cover near the Museum of Natural History might be considered a sewer cover, but more likely is a valve regulating the steam system.

DESIGN:

In the tradition ofsmall lettered squares on the sidewalks of New York.

UTILITY:

Probably Steam

RANGE:

This item is on Central Park West north of 77th St. There may well be others in Manhattan up to 96th St.

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Don Burmeister -- Photographs