Day 69

Portal of the day

March 8th, 2012

Coal hole cover! This portal is a remnant of the days when buildings were heated with coal — it leads to a chute running from the sidewalk down to the building's basement, allowing coal to be delivered directly to the furnace room.


  1. Lizzie K says:

    so cool!

  2. Jon says:

    I was wondering if perchance your travels had taken you to Goerck Street yet… turns out they haven’t, and they won’t; it no longer exists (although apparently a section of it lives on as Baruch Place).

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