A Field Guide to New York City Manhole Covers

Artificial Turf Cover

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Softest Manhole Covers in NY!

In the playground at the foot of 96th St. in Riverside Park you can find two of the more unusual manhole covers in the city - covers covered in Astroturf. The two are located in a fairly recently renovated play field, and seem to be doing even better than most of the other turf, which is getting a bit dodgy.


There is a little color mismatch with the surrounding field, but maybe you don't want the manhole cover to completely disappear.


It is unclear what utility lies below, although the turf is a little but greener on these covers.


These two covers may be unique, but maybe others are even more seamlessly hidden.

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