For want of a better name, I’ll call these lamps, which illuminate pedestrian walkways, “Robert Moses lamps” because they appear on pedestrian walkways located on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Clearview Expressway, and Long Island Expressway (there are probably others), all bruited through Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods by NYC traffic czar Robert Moses in the 1950s.

They can usually be found on walkways over at-grade or open cut sections of those expressways. Some, like this one on the Clearview, still have their 1950s Westinghouse AK-10 “cuplights” but others have been replaced by more recent, higher intensity sodium lamps.


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3 Responses to “ROBERT MOSES LAMPS”

  1. chris says:

    Mosey always gets put down as The Power Broker but he did some good

    ….sometimes he did

    • NY2AZ says:

      The Moses legacy: a network of parks from the Hudson Valley to eastern LI & highways that connect NYC to all of them. Not bad at all & certainly, more good than harm. Sort of ” A Fanfare For The Common Man” in concrete

  2. ew says:

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