CORVINGTONS FOR THE “CONK”

I’ll translate.

A good decade after they first appeared on other wide thoroughfares like West Street (Joe DiMaggio Highway) and Jericho Turnpike in eastern Queens, the Grand Concourse, which roars from Mott Haven to Van Cortlandt Park, is finally getting a set of Twin Type 24M lampposts, which former NYC lamp maven Jeff Saltzman dubbed the Corvingtons twenty years ago (helped along by me, the term has become standard in the insular world of NYC lamppost aficionados, all five of us). The “Conk” is also getting new bus lanes and a general spruceup in the bargain.

I got this shot in April 2016 at East 170th and the Grand Boulevard and Concourse.

4/18/16


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2 Responses to CORVINGTONS FOR THE “CONK”

  1. Dennis says:

    Why is it necessary to use these monstrosities instead of the original type as seen around Bryant Park & Central Park West?

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