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Until very recently the shot above would have featured typical 14th Street businesses-- shoes, wireless, the usual. But the New School had other plans. Here is a record of vibrancy lost:

OEM

O E M 2"

This is an oil delivery fill cap and insert. The round brass cover is removed with a fill cap key by a heating oil delivery driver. After removing the brass cap an adapter nipple is inserted. The driver then inserts his truck's delivery nozzle, charges the truck's delivery hose, opens the nozzle and delivers heating oil into the building's oil tank. When finished, the nozzle and adapter are removed, and the round brass cap is screwed back onto the fill's insert. The cap is supposed to have a gasket attached as well so the seal becomes water proof, which will keep rain water from entering the oil tank.
There are several fill caps available, but the only ones which can be used in New York City are those which are "NYC Approved." The O.E.M. stands for Oil Equipment Manufacturing, (and not NYC's Office of Emergency Management), and the 2" is the diameter size of the fill pipe. Larger buildings may have a 3" fill.

Thanks to John Maniscalco of New York Oil Heating Association