Friday, March 4, 2016

Reader mailbag: What is this on East 10th Street?


[Photo by Lola Sáenz]

Since it arrived late last year after some Con Ed work on East 10th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue (roughly outside The New Theatre Building) ... several readers have asked what that air raid-looking thing is ...

There's also one on Great Jones near Lafayette...



So! Anyone know what these are? (Excluding popular comments beer store! and Amy Schumer)...

Updated:

Thanks to the readers for the answers! it's a Con Ed pipeline pressure regulator/vent.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is a ConEe pipeline regulator/vent.
http://cryptome.org/eyeball/mangas/mangas-eyeball.htm
And my whole life I thought they were air raid sirens!
- Mark on 11th

Anonymous said...

Lady Flocka. Then again she ain't no lady. So, just L. Flocka.

NOTORIOUS said...

PolePC is the latest innovation by LinkNYC. The company finds old CPUs on the streets, ties them to poles, and offers a fun, retro experience of Windows 95.

DrBOP said...

Location Scout Daleks....

prepping for the new Dr. Who NYC-based series "The Landlord Oblivion War".
The L.O.W MF's clothing line will be available soon.

Donnie Moder said...

Yes, they are Con Ed gas pipeline pressure regulators/vents

Anonymous said...

I like the double hat on top - very Art Deco-ish!