Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Our Old New York Streetlights are the reverse of Europe's Street Lights

This image was taken off the web.  This is the standard "Bishop Crook" street lamp that was a fixture on New York City streets for decades.  They were replaced by modern "stick like" lamps and posts of various descriptions since the late 1950's.  Some are coming back as replicates in historic neighborhoods such as Park Slope and Greenwich Village.  Should  I say Park Swup instead?

In this image below, you can see that the Warsaw lamps below are reverse of the New York lamps.  These lamps are also replicates.

This interesting cartoon was taken off the web.    Now you can see why these lamps are called "Bishop Crook Lamps".

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