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Revisiting the Construction and Completion of Manhattan Railway Company Substation 5 on Allen Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:41 am

The Second Avenue Elevated rumbled through Queens and Manhattan from 1875 to 1942, and was beloved by seemingly every commuter on the line. Demolition of the “L” thus prompted protests and strongly-worded op-eds from the mass of humanity moving between the boroughs. Below is one example: Let’s not focus on the demise, though, but instead revisit […]

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Another Chinatown-Inspired Mural for 1 Allen Street Warehouse

Posted May 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

The commercial base of the old Manhattan Railway building continues its color streak. Nearly three weeks after Klughaus tapped Smart Crew artist DCEVE to paint a Chinatown greeting on the facade of 1 Allen Street, the gallery chose to make the mural a wraparound effort. We bumped into an unidentified Klughaus artist yesterday evening spraying the […]

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Manhattan Railway Company, Station 5

Last modified August 11, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Amidst the hustle-bustle of food wholesalers along the bowels of Allen Street is a hidden piece of ephemeral New York.  Above the disheveled store signage at 100 Division Street is enough graffiti to distract the casual observer from seeing the century-old bronze lettering affixed to its facade – Manhattan Railway Co., Station 5. The brick […]