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60 years ago today the Third Avenue El closed in Manhattan

Arnold Eagle (1909-1992), Third Avenue El; Chatham Square Station, New York, ca. 1940, (461.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; 34th Street Station, New York, 1943, (479.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; Looking Up from 27th Street, New York, ca. 1938, … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Weegee Does New Jersey. Or, “I always got lost in Jersey.”

Unidentified Photographer, Weegee on Lindbergh Case, Flemington N.J., ca. 1935, (19796.1993) Three days and 73 years ago, on April 26, 1942, Weegee photographed a tragic train crash in the Exchange Place station on the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad. (Low ridership … Continue reading

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Sand Hogs of New York City

Carl Mydans, [Sand Hog, working under the East River, New York], 1939 (190.2005) New Yorkers are no stranger to train delays…weeknights, weekends; no time is exempt from rerouted or non-existent service. But who are the tireless workers who control the fate … Continue reading

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Fifty Years on the New York City Subway

Weegee, Subway Serves as Blackout Shelter, August 13, 1943 Lee Sievan, Ninth Avenue Local, South Ferry, 1940s Danny Lyon, IRT 2, South Bronx, New York City, 1979 Bruce Davidson, New York Subway, 1980 Steven Siegel, Fourth Avenue Subway Station, 1995

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The Elevated

In a speech at a town hall meeting in Brooklyn in 1934, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia admitted to his audience that “Right now we have…structures stuck up in the air which will have to be torn down…. New York City … Continue reading

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