DOUBLE DESKEY LOVE

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On a recent ForgottenTour we explored Love Lane, a one-block alley in Brooklyn Heights. It is the remnant of an Indian trail leading down to the water edge, and was apparently named because young men used to hang around seeking young women at a nearby girls’ school. It runs between Henry and Hicks Streets, but there’s a little stub end running east from Henry.

I never thought to explore it, but Bob Mulero, NYC’s King of Lampposts has, and lo and behold, snagged quite a find. That stub end leads to a hidden parking lot, and illuminating the lot is an increasingly rare Twin Deskey lamp. This one holds two mercury lights that were formerly used to illuminate playgrounds, but were phased out when their dim greenish-white light was deemed insufficiently safe.

Explore every crack and crevice…

6/24/14





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