by Kevin Walsh

I was reminded of how long it’s been since I was on Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village recently when I noticed the stretch between 73rd Place and 80th Street has gotten a set of retro version Type F posts. These are taller, thicker versions of the Type F posts that lined NYC’s side streets by the thousands from the 1910s through the 1950s. The retro versions have been used sparingly — so far I had noticed them only on Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood/Bushwick and on 8th Street in Manhattan. The Met Avenue F’s have been here since at least 2012.

Only a handful of the original versions can be found in Brooklyn and Queens.


1 comment

Nirmal April 10, 2014 - 7:41 pm

I used to have a patient i cared for in middle village, and my guy used to work at the bank before that. i was recently in middle village again for another patient, and noticed these. currently im in ridgewood till next week, and i’ve noticed there’s a good bunch there, as well as A LOT of lovely brownstones, in LONG lines down several blocks. i know you’ve covered ridgewood before, but i didn’t realize how beautiful parts of it were. the history! wow!


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