Tag Archives: Park Avenue

  • PARK AVENUE’S HIDDEN HISTORY

    October 24, 2017

    By SERGEY KADINSKY Forgotten NY correspondent In the history of Forgotten-NY there have been certain roads that have not received their own page by virtue of their fame, making it is easy to presume that nothing is “forgotten” about them. Such an example is Manhattan’s Park Avenue, a metonym for old-money urban living. Originally planned […]

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  • WHEELIES AT HEEL

    April 8, 2012

    The last two working versions of New York City’s “Wheelies,” the long-armed stoplights with the auto wheel motif first introduced in the mid-1920s, have been denuded and emasculated. They still stand on East 46th and Park Avenue at Grand Central Terminal, but they now have no practical use. Their function superceded by a modern guy-wired […]

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