Ed­i­tor’s Itin­er­ary

Where New York - - Contents -

Take a ride on a New York City subway, and see how far it goes—and read about how far it has come.

Grow­ing up in Ca­nar­sie, Brook­lyn, in the 1960s, I re­mem­ber the ex­cite­ment of the long subway ride (well over an hour) to W. 14th Street in “the big city.” It be­gan with a bus ride down to the Rock­away Park­way sta­tion, the train’s start­ing point. In those days, some of the subway cars were still out­fit­ted with tightly knit, yel­low wicker seats, rem­nant cars from the 1920s, un­com­fort­able but so el­e­gant. When I re­turned home from col­lege, in 1978, sub­ways were at their worst: crimerid­den, graf­fiti-splat­tered, bro­ken-down. How times have changed.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.