A Field Guide to New York City Manhole Covers


19 Hexagons and 6 vents

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DPW Straight Up

In Manhattan the Deparatment of Public Works probably put this cover in place after the Borough President era, post- 1940.


The by now standard honeycomb design gets its inscription straight across.


Just another sewer cover.


This cover is from Fort Washington in Manhattan, other similar covers are found throughout the city.

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