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The routes not taken : a trip through New York City's unbuilt subway system

Author: Joseph B Raskin
Publisher: New York : Empire State Editions, an imprint of Fordham University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It took more than four years to build the subway 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. By focusing on the unbuilt lines, Raskin illustrates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph B Raskin
ISBN: 9780823261109 0823261107 9780823253753 0823253759 0823253740 9780823253746 9780823255320 0823255328
OCLC Number: 868953102
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1. Building (and Not Building) New York City's Subway System; 2. Sound to Shore: The Unbuilt Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Line; 3. Why the No. 7 Line Stops in Flushing; 4. The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 1; 5. Buy Land Now, Ride the Subway Later; 6. Ashland Place and the Mysteries of 76th Street; 7. To the City Limits and Beyond; 8. The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 2; 9. Building the Line That Almost Never Was; 10. Other Plans, Other Lines, Other Issues in the Postwar Years. 11. What Happened to the Rest of the System?Appendix A: The 1944 Service Plan; Appendix B: The 1947 2nd Avenue Service Plan; Appendix C: The Cast of Characters; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index.
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A history of unrealized plans to expand New York City's rapid transit and commuter rail systems.  Read more...

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"Joseph B. Raskin's parents never owned a car, and so the New York subway system perhaps played an outsize role in shaping his worldview. In The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Read more...

 
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