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Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New York Randy Kennedy

Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New York

Randy Kennedy

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ISBN : 9780312324346
Paperback
226 pages
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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, as the subway celebrates its centennialMoreSince 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, as the subway celebrates its centennial anniversary, the creator of The New York Timess award-winning Tunnel Vision column 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