Nice picture of an old street clock in New York City

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  1. Stotman

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    Found this online and thought you may enjoy it. What kind of clock is it?

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  2. ElectricTime

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    Doesn't look like a howard or seth thomas.
     
  3. richiec

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    Any idea where in NYC this photo was taken? I have tried Googling the Cory Hotel and Blakely and Co to no avail.
     
  4. Dick C

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    Somewhere near Coney Island....perhaps on Surf Ave?

    Watch out for the spelling of "Blakley"
     
  5. Jeremy Woodoff

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    It's definitely Manhattan. The street lights are a Manhattan type, not Brooklyn, and Brooklyn did not have underground electric supply for the streetcars (the middle rail with the slot in it serves that purpose). The only other borough of the city it could be is the Bronx, but the scene doesn't look like the Bronx. I am referring this wonderful picture to some experts on NYC geography and history to see if they can identify the exact location.
     
  6. Dick C

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    Look at the description:

    http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-overalls-circus-parade-riding-elephants-in-coney-island-new-york-city-50035297.html
     
  7. Jeremy Woodoff

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    The link doesn't seem to work, Jeremy.
     
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  10. Jeremy Woodoff

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    Yes, that's it, Dick, thank you. No clue about what happened to the clock.
     
  11. musicguy

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    Great Photo

    No more Ringling Brothers Circus, and no more Elephants in the Circus in New York.


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