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Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New York

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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 centennial anniversary, the creator of The New York Times's 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"

Synopsis:

Subwayland includes an introduction by the author explaining the idea behind the "Tunnel Vision" column and the subway's unique place in the life of New York City.

Synopsis:

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 centennial anniversary, the creator of The New York Times's 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"

About the Author

Randy Kennedy has been a reporter at The New York Times for ten years. In 2001, "Tunnel Vision" won the New York State Associated Press Association award for best column. He lives in Brooklyn and takes the R train.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312324346
Subtitle:
Adventures in the World Beneath New York
Author:
Kennedy, Randy
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - New York City
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Subways
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Public Transportation
Subject:
General Transportation
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
General
Subject:
rail travel
Subject:
United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1279
Publication Date:
20040219
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 7 bandw photos throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , Subwayland includes an introduction by the author explaining the idea behind the "Tunnel Vision" column and the subway's unique place in the life of New York City.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 centennial anniversary, the creator of The New York Times's 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"

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