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THE COMMUTE: So far we discussed the railroads and elevated lines that preceded and later became part of the subway system, the original three subway divisions – IRT, BMT and IND, the last two being merged with the opening of the Chrystie Street connection in 1967 – the Dual Contracts, the decline of the elevated system as a separate transportation…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: In Part 4 of my “A Brief History Of The Subway System” series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), we discussed the decline of the subways and its renaissance. Today we discuss the merger of the BMT and IND, the history of subway nomenclature and the dawn of florescent lighting.

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THE COMMUTE: In Part 1, we discussed the rail and elevated lines which preceded the first subway. In Part 2, we started discussing the Dual Contracts. Yesterday, we discussed decline of the elevated system and the rise of the subway system. Today, we continue discussing the subways’ decline and its renaissance. The Decline of the Subways What if…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Last week (Part 1, Part 2) we started discussing the Dual Contracts. We continue with the rest of the discussion and also discuss the IND line, the decline of the elevated system (“The El”) and the rise of the subways. The Dual Contracts, Continued… After completion of the Fourth Avenue subway in Brooklyn, the…

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THE COMMUTE:  On Tuesday, we discussed the railroads and elevated lines that preceded the building of the first subway that still are in use today, and are now part of the subway system. Today we continue with the invention of electricity.

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THE COMMUTE: Three weeks ago I mentioned how the bus transfer system confused me as a youngster. I also had difficulty understanding the original porcelain IRT subway signs stating “Subway To All Trains,” which were still in use in the 1970s. As I grew up, I realized that the original meaning of the word “subway” referred…

Arts & Music
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The new tiled mural at the Avenue U train station on the Q line has been named one of the top public artworks in the United States by the 2012 Americans for the Arts Convention held in San Antonio, Texas. Brooklyn Seeds, created by Jason Middlebrook in 2011, is a large mosaic of flowers that…

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Track replacement along the Brighton line within our coverage area wraps up this weekend, meaning it’s the last weekend in which underpasses at Avenue Y, Avenue Z and elsewhere between East 15th Street and East 16th Street will be closed due to the work. Crews will be on Avenue Y only this weekend for the…

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