The Weinstock Brothers started out as steel fabricators in 1898. This Gramercy-area manhole is a testament to their work.
It’s still plugging up the street—and the company is also going strong.
The Flatbush Gas Company must have put this manhole cover down in the area known today as Victorian Flatbush around 1900, when farmland south of Prospect Park was suburbanized.
Hmm, it looks a lot like this Brooklyn Edison cover found in Crown Heights.
It’s clear that this lovely spoke-wheel cover found in Manhattan says “DPW [Department of Public Works] Sewer.”
Though the newest manhole covers on New York streets mostly appear to have “made in India” engraved on them, the city still creates some fun and fanciful decorative ones.
Check out this one on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, with a cute porgy on it.
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