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Old 07-15-2010, 07:54 AM
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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This is what I love about NYC. Pieces of the past pop up everywhere!
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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When the South Ferry station on the #1 line was being renovated, a section of a wall dating back to the 18th century (possibly even earlier) was unexpectedly discovered. It was retained as a part of the design for the new station. When you take the train there, be aware that those ragged looking stones protruding from part of the new walls are real history, not created for artistic effect.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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When the South Ferry station on the #1 line was being renovated, a section of a wall dating back to the 18th century (possibly even earlier) was unexpectedly discovered. It was retained as a part of the design for the new station. When you take the train there, be aware that those ragged looking stones protruding from part of the new walls are real history, not created for artistic effect.
MTA Capital Construction - South Ferry Terminal Project
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:55 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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When the South Ferry station on the #1 line was being renovated, a section of a wall dating back to the 18th century (possibly even earlier) was unexpectedly discovered. It was retained as a part of the design for the new station. When you take the train there, be aware that those ragged looking stones protruding from part of the new walls are real history, not created for artistic effect.
I saw an article on that not long ago! I have to walk down there and see it for myself sometime.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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^ Sidewalk coal chute cover, 9 E.67th Street, Manhattan


^ 168 Avenue B, Lower East Side / Sidewalk coal chute cover, Midtown ^


^ Bureau of Sewers, Borough of Manhattan

In the 19th century, NY and most "modern" cities were built of iron and powered by coal.
Much of this history is still with us right under our feet. Some of it is really beautiful too.

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Old 07-20-2010, 06:23 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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^ Sidewalk coal chute cover, 9 E.67th Street, Manhattan


^ 168 Avenue B, Lower East Side / Sidewalk coal chute cover, Midtown ^


^ Bureau of Sewers, Borough of Manhattan

In the 19th century, NY and most "modern" cities were built of iron and powered by coal.
Much of this history is still with us right under our feet. Some of it is really beautiful too.
Thank you, great post and pics!
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:40 AM
 
Location: New York
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I think one of the things that still amazes me is the burial ground of the slaves found. I did some research on slavery a few years ago for school and i just came across it, which still intrigues me to this day
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