When I began Forgotten NY in 1998, the last bastions of the two-light stoplight were along Liberty Avenue under the A train el in Woodhaven/Ozone Park, and along Shore Front Parkway and Edgemere Avenue on the Rockaway peninsula. The Department of Transportation has since purged them all away and today, every stoplight in NYC has an “amber”, or yellow, caution light, which, if you’ve seen “Starman,” means go very fast.
This was a
Marbleite Crouse-Hinds lamp atop a cylindrical aluminum shaft, but at the time, there were still some “olives” remaining along Liberty Avenue.
A simultaneous red and green = yellow and meant a red light was imminent. Still does outside of NYC where there are remaining two-lamp stoplights.