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New York, New York

Oldest Manhole Cover

Walk over a 150 year old manhole. 

The manhole cover on Jersey street is New York’s oldest manhole cover and used to allow access to the Croton Aqueduct, built in the early 1840s.

Although the aqueduct was drained to create the Great Lawn in Central Park, this tiny manhole in SoHo is a lasting tribute to the infrastructure that supported a growing metropolis from the days of horse and buggy travel.

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On Jersey St., walking toward Mulberry St. from Lafayette St.

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