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Historical Maps: Surface Trolley Lines and Elevated/Subway Lines of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, 1913
A superb pair of maps that depict the trolley lines (top) and elevated and subway lines (bottom) of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) Company as they would appear after the work specified in the famous “Dual Contracts" agreement was completed. Much of today’s existing subway system came about because of this contract, as can be seen from the red (proposed) lines on the lower map.
For me, the top map is even more interesting — it shows how incredibly dense the trolley system in Brooklyn was at the time.
(Source: University of Texas Library map collection)
Bring back the trolleys
Brice Lee via http://zenhabits.net/mind-like-water/
Many mornings there is a string quartet playing in Penn Station. Really a nice way to start the morning while everyone is rushing by. And it’s free. Leave a buck, people
"I’m in love with a girl that I’m talkin about. In love with a girl, i can’t live without….. " (but it’s not a bad time to be in love…)
Nine years ago today my friend Hal invited me out to dinner in Soho. I almost flaked, which was a habit of mine. But I went, and a girl I used to know walked by, said Hi, turns out she was meeting a group for dinner at the same restaurant. Turns out we were meeting the same group. The rest is history.
Couldn’t be happier. Thanks babe for everything, for being with me, for putting up with me, for laughing with and at me, and for giving me the two greatest gifts I have ever received, besides you.
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Goodbye old deck. We will NOT miss you. Patio & fire pit here we come!!
Spurs subway ad. COYS!!!
Went to Coors Field in Denver with my old great friend Walter Sylvester. Been too long, my friend