A Field Guide to New York City Manhole Covers


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Sewer Cover Heritage

1997 another year another sewer cover added. NERD ALERT! - The seating for this cover has 28 small screws holding it in place!
Can I see other years you ask? How about 1949 1953 1954 1956 1957 1958 1972 1983 1986 1992 1993 1994 1996 1998 ...and maybe more!


The cover is clearly part of the overall series, small changes include no pry holes, and a little notch in one of the spokes.


Probably part of the drainage system of the great lawn.


The design can be found citywide, this one is just west of the Great Lawn, south of the Pinetum in Central Park.

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