A Rocknapping In East Williamsburg?

November 12, 2008 by
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

A couple of months ago my buddy Kevin Walsh over at Forgotten-NY shot me an interesting email. It read as follows:

At Morgan Ave. a bit north of Rock St you will find a huge rock, about 5 feet tall. Apparently this is the rock that Rock Street is named for.

I mention this anecdote because when I walked by last weekend I noticed something amiss. Namely, no rock.

After I took the above photograph a woman entering an adjacent apartment building noted it was a beautiful day to take pictures. I asked her if she knew what happened to the rock which once graced this spot. She said she honestly had not noticed it was gone. This of course poses a few questions:

  1. Why was this rock removed?
  2. When was this rock removed?
  3. HOW was this rock removed?

I seriously doubt it was hauled off and sold for scrap (although I suppose anything is possible nowadays). Thoughts anyone?

Miss Heather

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