Roosevelt Island Bulletin Board

Roosevelt Island Bulletin Board

Description A bulletin board monolith to hang community announcements, with address ring on top. Identification Cylindrical concrete monolith 1.5-2m in diameter, often with taped paper; with red metal top, often with spray-painted address. Habitat On Main Street sidewalk and plazas on Roosevelt Island. Range On Main Street sidewalk and plazas on Roosevelt Island. Examples Discussion…

Roosevelt Island Red Bins

Roosevelt Island Red Bins

Description Red trash bin on Roosevelt Island, complete with tram logo. Identification Boxy in form, with vertical perforations running up and down the main body; spherical removable top with two opposing openings; trashcan inside. Aerial Tram logo near bottom. Red in color. Powder-coated recycled cast iron. Manufacturer Columbia Cascade Company Model 2667-DT Litter Container with…

Common Cone

Common Cone

Description Traffic Cones – often called pylons, orange cones, safety cones, or just cones – are cone-shaped markers used for a variety of temporary purposes,  generally to channel people and cars, or mark dangerous items. Identification Conical shape with flat bottom, generally orange with reflective strip. Habitat Primarily found on the street, but often found…

Mail Collection Box Receptacle (Standard, Local, Snorkel)

Mail Collection Box Receptacle (Standard, Local, Snorkel)

Description The common Blue Box mailboxes found throughout the Five Boroughs, and the rest of America.  Subspecies variations There is some discussion if we have discovered three unique species, or rather a set of local adaptations. We have chosen to organize the observed specimens into three adaptive variations, or subspecies, since all three are utilized…

Genus: Littera

Genus: Littera

Description The common Blue Box and other types of mailboxes found throughout the Five Boroughs, and the rest of America. The United States Postal Service knits the country together, is a jewel of our country, and must be strengthened and reinforced as a bedrock of our democracy. These boxes are tended by both city residents who…

Construction Drum (Orange Barrels)

Construction Drum (Orange Barrels)

Description Ubiquitous in the summer months, Protectus dolium is present year round in NYC, helping divert traffic or filling in a sink hole. Often called Orange Barrels, common name synonyms are Construction Drum or Construction Barrel. Identification Medium-sized cylinder, with four ridges, and top handle; predominantly orange, with reflective stripes horizontal to the ground. Often…

Relay Mailbox

Relay Mailbox

Description Littera excambio (cn. USPS Relay Mailbox) are the unsung workhorses of urban mail delivery. L. excambio holds a day’s worth of mail for the mail carrier, since they can only hold so much mail at one time, allowing the mail carrier to come back to their L. excambio multiple times a day.  Identification A…

WSNY NYC Drinking water sampling station

WSNY NYC Drinking water sampling station

Description Cast iron stations spread throughout the city, in order for the Department of Environmental Protection to test the quality of the City’s drinking water on a monthly basis. Identification A medium sized cast iron rectangular box with eased corners consisting of two pieces connected by a hinge; raised lettering on the front: “W.S.N.Y. N.Y.C.…