Excerpted from the book Subway: The Curiosities, Secrets, and Unofficial History of the New York City Transit System by John Morris, published on October 6, 2020 by Black Dog & Leventhal, an imprint of Running Press, a division of Hachette Book Group. Copyright 2020 John Morris.
The subways were intended to reshape the city—to break up the slums and make it easier to commute from outer neighborhoods to the industrial and business centers of Manhattan and Brooklyn. And they did. But market forces produced a cityscape quite unlike what reformers hoped for, and real estate speculators were sometimes
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