Orange fixtures on NYC Streetlights?
July 21, 2005 3:29 PM   Subscribe

Manhattan filter: what are the orange cylinders that now grace the tops of streetlights?

They seemed to arrive a couple of years ago. They look like some sort of emergency light, but I don't know what good they would do, based on their vertical position 30 feet from the ground.
posted by Admiral Haddock to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
Traffic cameras?
posted by garbo at 3:35 PM on July 21, 2005

My question about the same has answers.
posted by riffola at 3:38 PM on July 21, 2005

...and don't be gettin' all high and mighty about it, Admiral. We got them fancy (if useless) things in Queens too.
posted by Oddly at 4:57 PM on July 21, 2005

Cell phone antennas.
posted by KRS at 8:21 AM on July 22, 2005

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