TYPE F, Bensonhurst

New York ┬áCity’s Type F lampposts, one in a series of early 20th-Century lampposts named by letter from A to G, once lined side streets in Manhattan and the Bronx especially by the thousands. Today, only a few are left: this is one of a pair at 27th Avenue on a pedestrian crossing on the Belt Parkway. There’s another pair on Belt crossings at 17th Avenue, and a singleton at Bay 8th Street.

In Manhattan, a single Type F can be found on West 13th between 6th and 7th Avenues, and another on a pedestrian walkway near 65th Place at 53rd Avenue in Maspeth, Queens. Of the originals, those are the survivors, though reproductions can be found on West 8th Street in Greenwich Village, Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood and Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village.

10/3/16


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