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The City Beneath Us

The City Beneath Us Author Vivian Heller
ISBN-10 0393057976
Release 2004
Pages 245
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Drawn from a newly discovered cache of historical photos from the New York Transit Museum, a collection of 175 duotone images showcases the construction techniques and architectural details that were involved in the creation of the New York City subway system, in a centennial anniversary tribute complemented by an illustrated history.



722 Miles

722 Miles Author Clifton Hood
ISBN-10 0801880548
Release 2004-07-13
Pages 335
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A thorough history follows the evolution of the New York subway system from visionary idea, through political machinations and feats of urban planning, to engineering reality, and looks at the diverse ways in which mass transportation has shaped New York City and the lives of its inhabitants. Reprint.



Invisible New York

Invisible New York Author Stanley Greenberg
ISBN-10 9780801859458
Release 1998-11-05
Pages 90
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Reveals the hidden infrastructure of New York City demonstrating its technological evolution since the nineteenth century



New York Underground

New York Underground Author Julia Solis
ISBN-10 0415950139
Release 2005
Pages 251
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A lavishly illustrated historical odyssey through New York's remarkable underground systems celebrates the centennial of the New York subways as it examines fascinating facts, myths, and lore about this colorful underground world.



Subwayland

Subwayland Author Randy Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781466867635
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 240
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Since the doors of the first subway train opened in 1904, New Yorkers and tourists alike have been fascinated, amused, amazed, repelled and bewildered by the world-within-a-world that lies beneath the city. Now, in Subwayland, as the subway celebrates its centennial anniversary, creator of The New York Times's award-winning "Tunnel Vision" column Randy Kennedy leads us on an extended tour of this storied subterranean land, revealing: * Its inhabitants: the Tango Man, the traveling magician, Mayor Bloomberg * Its wildlife: the subway-riding pigeons, the Fulton Street cat, the blind mules * Its customs, taboos and secret histories: door blocking, leg spreading, pole hugging, even, yes, token sucking * Its government: the sheriff of Grand Central, the Ethel Merman of the shuttle, the motorman who drove the last No. 1 train beneath the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 * Tips for the first-time traveler: how to get a seat, how to get a date, the fine art of "pre-walking"



A Subway for New York

A Subway for New York Author David Weitzman
ISBN-10 0374372845
Release 2005-11-04
Pages 40
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Offers readers the factual account of how the first section of the New York City's subway system was able to transport its many passengers from areas in lower Manhattan to the Upper West Side in just a matter of minutes--and for only a nickel!



The New York Subways

The New York Subways Author Lesley A. DuTemple
ISBN-10 0822503786
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 96
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Traces the history of the underground transportation system in New York City, discussing the politics involved, how it was financed, the men who built it, and the construction techniques.



The Race Underground

The Race Underground Author Doug Most
ISBN-10 9781466842007
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 416
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In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found. Two brothers from one of the nation's great families-Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York-pursued the dream of his city digging America's first subway, and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, life-changing innovations, class warfare, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.The Race Underground is peopled with the famous, like Boss Tweed, Grover Cleveland and Thomas Edison, and the not-so-famous, from brilliant engineers to the countless "sandhogs" who shoveled, hoisted and blasted their way into the earth's crust, sometimes losing their lives in the construction of the tunnels. Doug Most chronicles the science of the subway, looks at the centuries of fears people overcame about traveling underground and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, their rich, powerful and sometimes corrupt interests, and an invention that changed the lives of millions.



Subways

Subways Author Lorraine B. Diehl
ISBN-10 UVA:X004824707
Release 2004
Pages 123
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An illustrated history of New York City's subway system profiles the personalities responsible for designing and building the subway; recounts its construction and growth; and offers rare subway memorabilia and archival photographs.



New York Subways

New York Subways Author Gene Sansone
ISBN-10 0801879221
Release 2004-10-25
Pages 508
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An assistant chief mechanical officer for the MTA New York City Transit describes, illustrates, and provides technical data for all the passenger rolling stock that has ever operated in New York City's subway, from the early days of steam and cable to the high-tech world of the present, accompanied by an array of photographs, technical data, and engineering plans.



Under the Sidewalks of New York

Under the Sidewalks of New York Author Brian J. Cudahy
ISBN-10 0823216187
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 194
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But as it is in no other city on earth, the subway of New York is intimately woven into the fabric and identity of the city itself



Subway Style

Subway Style Author New York Transit Museum
ISBN-10 158479349X
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 252
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Chronicles the development of the New York City subway system using original drawings, plans, and period and contemporary photographs; and includes train interiors, architectural details of the stations, and the development of the token.



International Express

International Express Author Stéphane Tonnelat
ISBN-10 9780231543613
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 304
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Nicknamed the International Express, the New York City Transit Authority 7 subway line runs through a highly diverse series of ethnic and immigrant neighborhoods in Queens. People from Andean South America, Central America, China, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, and Vietnam, as well as residents of a number of gentrifying blue-collar and industrial neighborhoods, fill the busy streets around the stations. The 7 train is a microcosm of a specifically urban, New York experience, in which individuals from a variety of cultures and social classes are forced to interact and get along with one another. For newcomers to the city, mastery of life in the subway space is a step toward assimilation into their new home. In International Express, the French ethnographer Stéphane Tonnelat and his collaborator William Kornblum, a native New Yorker, ride the 7 subway line to better understand the intricacies of this phenomenon. They also ask a group of students with immigrant backgrounds to keep diaries of their daily rides on the 7 train. What develops over time, they find, is a set of shared subway competences leading to a practical cosmopolitanism among riders, including immigrants and their children, that changes their personal values and attitudes toward others in small, subtle ways. This growing civility helps newcomers feel at home in an alien city and builds what the authors call a “situational community in transit.” Yet riding the subway can be problematic, especially for women and teenagers. Tonnelat and Kornblum pay particular attention to gender and age relations on the 7 train. Their portrait of integrated mass transit, including a discussion of the relationship between urban density and diversity, is invaluable for social scientists and urban planners eager to enhance the cooperative experience of city living for immigrants and ease the process of cultural transition.



Subway lives

Subway lives Author Jim Dwyer
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4534824
Release 1991
Pages 312
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Describes one day in the life of the New York City subway system, discussing birth, death, theft, art, panhandling, derailments, accordian players and others, as seen on the Big Apple's trains



New York Subways and Stations 1970 1990

New York Subways and Stations  1970 1990 Author Tod Lange
ISBN-10 0764338498
Release 2011
Pages 208
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Two decades of New York's subway trains and surroundings presented in large full-color images. See 1970s and 1980s New York through the attitude and reputation of its transportation system. While it wasn't the cleanest system, it had the most color and attracted people from all over the world. Tod Lange, artist and subway archivist, presents more than 150 images of his favorite train lines, graffiti painted cars, stations, subway yards, and work equipment that defined one of New York's bygone eras. It may have been a scary and dangerous place to some but it was home to millions. Rail fans and those hankering for a memento of this period in New York City's history will appreciate this rare look at trains that have since been turned into scrap metal or sunk to the bottom of the ocean.



Subway Adventure Guide New York City

Subway Adventure Guide  New York City Author Kyle Knoke
ISBN-10 9781629370774
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 208
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In Subway Adventure Guide: New York City, residents and tourists alike gain access to off-the-beaten-path adventures in a compact guidebook format and see the New York City that's not featured on postcards sold all over Manhattan. Each of the roughly three dozen end-of-the-line destinations spread out over New York City's five boroughs included in this easy-to-use guide, from restaurants and bars to landmarks and museums, are highlighted in great detail by authors Kyle Knoke and Amy Plitt—what to order, what to see, and how to get there. For even better exploring, each destination is organized by the more than 30 subway lines that run through the city, including handy maps with street names. From delighting in a little-known ethnic restaurant to admiring a local landmark, each adventure contained in this photo-packed pocket guide reveals a new hidden gem of the city. Van Cortlandt Park. Far Rockaway. Bay Ridge. Flatbush Avenue. Subway Adventure Guide: New York City takes you away from the tourist traps and closer to a genuine New York City experience.



The Routes Not Taken

The Routes Not Taken Author Joseph B. Raskin
ISBN-10 9780823267408
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 336
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Delves deep into the underbelly of the NYC subway system to reveal the tunnels and stations that might have been. Robert A. Van Wyck, mayor of the greater city of New York, broke ground for the first subway line by City Hall on March 24, 1900. It took four years, six months, and twenty-three days to build the line from City Hall to West 145th Street in Harlem. Things rarely went that quickly ever again. The Routes Not Taken explores the often dramatic stories behind the unbuilt or unfinished subway lines, shedding light on a significant part of New York City's history that has been almost completely ignored until now. Home to one of the world's largest subway systems, New York City made constant efforts to expand its underground labyrinth, efforts that were often met with unexpected obstacles: financial shortfalls, clashing agendas of mayors and borough presidents, battles with local community groups, and much more. After discovering a copy of the 1929 subway expansion map, author Joseph Raskin began his own investigation into the city's underbelly. Using research from libraries, historical societies, and transit agencies throughout the New York metropolitan area, Raskin provides a fascinating history of the Big Apple's unfinished business that until now has been only tantalizing stories retold by public-transit experts. The Routes Not Taken sheds light on the tunnels and stations that were completed for lines that were never fulfilled: the efforts to expand the Hudson tubes into a fullfledged subway; the Flushing line, and why it never made it past Flushing; a platform underneath Brooklyn's Nevins Street station that has remained unused for more than a century; and the 2nd Avenue line long the symbol of dashed dreams deferred countless times since the original plans were presented in 1929. Raskin also reveals the figures and personalities involved, including why Fiorello LaGuardia could not grasp the importance of subway lines and why Robert Moses found them to be old and boring. By focusing on the unbuilt lines, Raskin illustrates how the existing subway system is actually a Herculean feat of countless political compromises. Filled with illustrations of the extravagant expansion plans, The Routes Not Taken provides an enduring contribution to the transportation history of New York City.