For over 40 years, a mysterious World War I fighter plane perched on the roof at 77 Water Street has been fascinating Wall Street denizens and Google Map explorers alike.
Yet despite having been mentioned in numerous articles about unusual New York oddities, to my knowledge, not a single person has ever actually been on the roof to see the plane up close, or contacted the plane’s creator to see why he did it…
This is my first article for the Wall Street Journal, and should appear in the print edition tomorrow! Hope you enjoy!
PS – Wait – the Wall Street Journal?? Does that mean you’re giving up Scouting NY for good??! Nope – this site is still my primary focus, but I’m thrilled to be on board as an occasional contributor to the WSJ’s Metro section. There are a number of New York City locations I’ve been hoping to get into over the years – 77 Water Street’s biplane included – but haven’t because I’m not writing for a large publication. With the Wall Street Journal’s backing, I look forward to opening more hidden doors in NYC in the months to come!