New York City

New York was founded as trading post on Lower Manhattan by Dutch colonist in 1624 and named New Amsterdam. It came under English control in 1664 and renamed New York. It served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. New York City became the city we know today in 1895, when 5 independent boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island) were united.

We visited New York and stayed with our friends several times. Most of the photos were taken in October 2007, the rest- in May 2015. Actual date is shown in the photo caption.

To make going through photos easier, we allocated photos to pages indicated in the Navigation Bar. On some streets we came across only a few lanterns, or even only one lantern. These lanterns are on the "Various Addresses" page with list of streets placed at the beginning of the page. In general, we are sure we missed a lot of lanterns on any street, due to very limited time we had.

When it was possible, we tried to check the locations with Google Street View and put information in the photo caption about present conditions or existence of the lantern. A lantern is marked with (?) if we could not confirm its status. If there is no note, it means that the lantern exists and has not changed.