NEMA on Wooster, SoHo

by Kevin Walsh

Here’a an unusual Type G wall-mounted shaft at 41 Wooster Street north of Grand. It’s the only NEMA luminaire in public use, though I’m not sure if the Department of Transportation services it. When I shot it a few years ago it had a day burning Mercury vapor bulb and when the Google Street View truck visited in 2014 it was still burning. I’ll have to check on this lamp one evening to see how it’s doing. Note the rusted, unused flagpole alongside.

This stretch of Wooster boasts classic decades-old Belgian block paving (other streets in SoHo have brick paving but it’s car-friendly flat.)


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