Iconic photos of a changing city, and commentary on our Collections & Exhibitions from the crew at MCNY.org
The recently opened Second Avenue Subway, and dreaded closure of the L train in 2019, has all of us at the Museum looking back on the very beginnings of the New York City subway system. Commuting between and in the five boroughs was not always so easy. New Yorkers relied on several varieties of transportation: ferries between Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, horse-drawn streetcars, elevated trains, and even a short-lived pneumatic underground railway.
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The illustration almost looks like it’s showing a time capsule of sorts …
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Contemplating and Commemorating Rapid Transit in New York City
Wow. Illustration from 1871 is very futuristic. Thank you for sharing great posting.
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