From The Bowery Boys: Opening Day of the New York City Subway

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Great new subway-centric episode of the podcast The Bowery Boys: New York City History.

What was it like to experience that epic symbol of New York City – the world famous New York City subway system – for the first time? In this episode, we imagine what opening day was like for the first New York straphangers.

We begin by recounting the subway system’s construction and registering the excitement of New Yorkers in the days leading up to the opening on October 27, 1904. That fateful day was sheer pandemonium as thousands of people crammed into brand spanking new station to push themselves into the system’s new subway cars.

Listen below! And visit their site for more NYC History.

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