Photo: Courtesy of Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection
The night of July 13, 1977, will be remembered as one of the worst in New York City history. In this evening the sun went down the horizon and a storm got and more closer to New York. Series of lightning bolts all over town and power relay system, then — overloading, the failure and switching off of all light sources in a city.
New York is a place where the rich walk, the poor drive Cadillac’s, and the beggars die of malnutrition with thousands of dollars hidden in their mattresses.
New York City Subway is the biggest underground system in the world by the number of stations and seven by the passenger flow.
The system appeared in 1868 when overground trunk-railway with a cable traction was opened. It was changed on a steam traction in 1871 and in 1890 on electric.
Total length of exploited railways is 1355 km. There are 1056 km used for a passengers transportation.
An underground system of New York comprising 4 of 5 districts.
An official number of stations — 469.
New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous.
But there is one thing about it — once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough. (c) America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction