18 April 2008

Wooden Stones

On a recent tour of Greenpoint, it was pointed out to me that cobblestones on West Street near Noble are actually made out of wood, not brick. I wouldn't have noticed it had I not looked closely.

The patch of sidewalk is near the wreck of the Greenpoint Terminal Market, but was not harmed by the horrible fire that consumed that property. Hardwood cobblestones were once quite common in the City, but I am told that this stretch may be the last example of the buidling material remaining in Gotham.

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