A Field Guide to New York City Manhole Covers

Elec Conduit System

Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Pre-War Waffle Iron

This is a cover that seems to date from the early 20th century, when a full explanation of what was underneath was necessary.


The staggered rows of squares is an attractive pattern that is not seen too frequently around NYC


Underground electric lines


This cover seems to be unique in New York, sitting near 5th St. in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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