Bob Noorda, transit sign designer, dies at 82
subway station above ground
(99k, 818x1024)Country: United StatesCity: New YorkSystem: New York City TransitLine: IRT Lenox LineLocation: 110th Street/Central Park North Photo by: David Sagarin/Historic American Engineering RecordCollection of: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs DivisionDate: 8/1978Notes: Platform and control area.Viewed (this week/total): 4 / 6619
A passenger exits the 42nd Street subway station in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York November 1, 2012. The subway has been put back on limited service. Rescuers searched flooded homes for survivors, drivers lined up for hours to get scarce gasoline and millions remained without power on Thursday as New York City and nearby towns struggled to recover from Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States.
"Primavera" by Raul Colon at 191st Street Station. Unfortunately: "New Yorkers call this stop the Tunnel of Doom. To access the station, riders must trudge a quarter mile through a narrow concrete tunnel full of rats and garbage. It's dark, dank, and incredibly creepy. Far and away the worst subway stop in the city."
Washington Heights Photo 191 st
The photo on the left was taken in 1910, and shows the 1908 Heins and LaFarge subway kiosk on the left, and behind the elevated tracks, with the arched entryways, the original LIRR terminal, which opened in 1907. The Elevated train was the 5th Avenue Line, which came up from the Myrtle Avenue El, up Hudson Avenue, stopped here, at the junction of Atlantic and Flatbush, and then continued along 5th Avenue to 3rd Ave. and 65th St. It was torn down in 1941.