NYC Government Publication
Historic Street Lampposts Designation Report
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Approximately 100 historic, cast-iron lampposts are known to survive in New York. Now often standing in forgotten urban spaces or oddly quaint in their juxtaposition to modern buildings, these lampposts reflected the variety and exuberance of the city's architecture. Sixty-two lampposts and four wall bracket lamps are included in this designation. The remainder are already protected within designated historic districts or are on designated landmark sites.