Subwayland

Adventures in the World Beneath New York
Product Number: EB00224806
Released: Apr 08, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466867635
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Description

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"

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Author(s): Randy Kennedy
Original Publish Date: Apr 08, 2014

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