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 New York (city) - Wikitravel
New York City (also simply referred to as "New York") is an urban metropolis located at the bottom of the Hudson Valley within the Mid-Atlantic region on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States of America.
New York is the USA's largest city, sprawling across a vast metropolitan area that has a population of 22 million (as of 2002, ranked 5th in the world, after Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Seoul).
New York City serves as an enormous engine for the global economy, and is home to more Fortune 500 companies than anywhere else in the country.
wikitravel.org /en/New_York_(city)   (15932 words)

  
 links
A look at hundreds of pieces of New York City arcana, much of it not yet covered in Forgotten NY, such as wooden water tanks on NYC buildings, the "crazy clock" on Hosuton Street near Avenue A, and who was exiled to North Brother Island.
New York City as it was in 1939.
It also examines the routes of planned but never constructed expressways that were to serve the New York City area.
www.forgotten-ny.com /LINKS/links.html   (2115 words)

  
 New York (city) - Wikitravel
New York City (also simply referred to as "New York") is an urban metropolis located at the bottom of the Hudson Valley within the Mid-Atlantic region on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States of America.
New York is the USA's largest city, sprawling across a vast metropolitan area that has a population of 22 million (as of 2002, ranked 5th in the world, after Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Seoul).
New York City proper (the core area of interest to the traveler and outside observers) consists of five boroughs, which are actually five separate New York state counties - each borough has an independent local government within the city and a unique culture (each could be a large city in its own right!).
wikitravel.org /en/article/New_York_(city)   (2115 words)

  
 New York City Swimming Guide: Beaches and Pools
Manhattan Beach Park A quarter of a mile on the Atlantic Ocean, from Ocean Avenue to Mackenzie Street in Brooklyn.
Highbridge: Amsterdam Avenue and West 173rd Street (927-2400)
Sheltering Arms: Amsterdam Avenue and West 129th Street (662-6191)
www.ny.com /health/swimming   (2115 words)

  
 New York City Subway -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Subway stations are located throughout (One of the five boroughs of New York City) Manhattan, (A borough of New York City) Brooklyn, (A borough of New York City) Queens and (A borough of New York City) the Bronx.
The subway is operated by the (additional info and facts about New York City Transit Authority) New York City Transit Authority, described by its parent (additional info and facts about Metropolitan Transportation Authority) Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit.
The (additional info and facts about New York City Transit Authority) New York City Transit Authority was created in 1953 to take over subway (and bus/streetcar) operations from the city, and was placed under control of the (additional info and facts about Metropolitan Transportation Authority) Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 1968.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/ne/new_york_city_subway.htm   (2582 words)

  
 New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New York is a city of great museums with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's assemblage of historic art, the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum's 20th century collection, and the American Museum of Natural History and its Hayden Planetarium focusing on the sciences.
New York City is also home to the nation's largest community of American Jews, with an estimate of 972,000 in 2002, and is the worldwide headquarters of the Hasidic Lubavitch sect and the Bobover and Satmar branches of Hasidism.
Upper New York Bay is surrounded by Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the coast of New Jersey, and is connected by the Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island to Lower New York Bay, which is partially surrounded by Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the coast of New Jersey, and opens to the Atlantic Ocean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_York,_New_York   (7980 words)

  
 Wired New York Forum - Atlantic Avenue Station Rehabilitation
Making matters worse, over the last four years New York City Transit has been gutting the station, the fourth busiest in the system, and putting it back together piece by piece to relieve congestion underground.
The old entrance to the Atlantic Avenue subway station in Brooklyn was designed in 1908 by George L. Heins and Christopher G. Lafarge, who were also the architects of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
Workers made sure a new one was finished and open before closing an old one for repairs, so the net gain and loss of stairways for commuters was zero.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/printthread.php?t=4379   (1566 words)

  
 :: NYC Subway Photos :::: Railfanwindow.com :: New York City Subway Photos ::
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For most New Yorkers, finding a quick and legal parking spot is an exercise in frustration.
The search for the Fulton Street subway cat started the other day with a hopeful heart and a healthy dose of skepticism, according to a report by Randy Kennedy that appeared in the New York Times...
I haven't put these Subway Sunday photos into my galleries yet, but here they are in chronological order, as they were taken on March 9, 2003.
www.railfanwindow.com   (1313 words)

  
 Early Transit in New York City
The Interborough Rapid Transit subway, which broke ground in 1900 after many years of political manovering, was not the first attempt at rapid transit in New York City, nor the first attempt at transit tunneling in New York City.
Photo above depicts the junction of the 2nd and 3rd Avenue Els at Chatham Square in Manhattan, when the trains were still hauled by small steam locomotives.
Station-by-station photos of the El's stations and some period news articles.
www.nycsubway.org /faq/earlysubway.html   (206 words)

  
 Chen's New York City Subway Page
Thereafter I began to love the New York City Subway system, especially wanted to know the location, elevation, and crossings of the tracks.
New York City Subway Ridership 2002 by David Fairthorne
Metropolitan Transportation Authorityand the New York City Transit Authority.
www.geocities.com /subchen/nycsubway   (952 words)

  
 FAQ: NYC Subway Accidents
Service was shut down on the #2 between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue and on the #4 from Franklin Avenue to New Lots Avenue.
An empty Brooklyn bound GG train running on the southbound local track (D1) crashed into another GG train west of Roosevelt Avenue that was crossing from the southbound express track (D3) to the southbound local track (D1).
The empty GG had left Continental Avenue at 7:13 AM and developed brake trouble.
www.nycsubway.org /faq/accidents.html   (952 words)

  
 1 (New York City Subway service) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On January 3, 1921, non-rush service terminates at Atlantic Avenue.
Shuttle service began between that station and Utica Avenue.
The 1 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1_(New_York_City_Subway_service)   (949 words)

  
 FAQ: NYC Subway Accidents
Service was shut down on the #2 between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue and on the #4 from Franklin Avenue to New Lots Avenue.
The last car as smashed in half, just ripped apart." 15 people were injured and service on the A and D was terminated at 59th Street and C service suspended entirely.
The other six R-16s were back in service in a week.
www.nycsubway.org /faq/accidents.html   (2360 words)

  
 FAQ: NYC Subway Accidents
Service was shut down on the #2 between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue and on the #4 from Franklin Avenue to New Lots Avenue.
The other six R-16s were back in service in a week.
Service on the Lexington Avenue IRT, was disrupted for six days as transit workers toiled around the clock to clean up the wreckage.
www.nycsubway.org /faq/accidents.html   (2360 words)

  
 NYC Subway Accidents
Service was shut down on the #2 between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue and on the #4 from Franklin Avenue to New Lots Avenue.
This is Malbone Street Incident, the worst accident in New York City Subway history.
11 people are injured when the last car of a southbound B train derails near Ninth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and slams into a tunnel wall.
www.unionism.com /accidents.html   (2360 words)

  
 FAQ: NYC Subway Accidents
Service was shut down on the #2 between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue and on the #4 from Franklin Avenue to New Lots Avenue.
The last car as smashed in half, just ripped apart." 15 people were injured and service on the A and D was terminated at 59th Street and C service suspended entirely.
Investigators conclude that the J train ran a red signal at high speed, and that the spacing of signals and poor performance of the trains brakes contributed to the crash.
www.nycsubway.org /faq/accidents.html   (2360 words)

  
 Around the Island Marathon Swim: Transportation Info.
New Jersey Transit, Greyhound and Academy Bus Lines provide scheduled service to Atlantic City from the NY/NJ Port Authority terminal at 41st Street and 8th Avenue in New York City.
New Jersey Transit and Greyhound provide scheduled service to Atlantic City from their terminal at 13th and Arch Street, Philadelphia.
The Atlantic City Municipal Terminal is located at Michigan and Atlantic Avenues near all major hotels.
www.acswim.org /Documents/Transportation.htm   (2360 words)

  
 Around the Island Marathon Swim: Transportation Info.
New Jersey Transit, Greyhound and Academy Bus Lines provide scheduled service to Atlantic City from the NY/NJ Port Authority terminal at 41st Street and 8th Avenue in New York City.
The Atlantic City Municipal Terminal is located at Michigan and Atlantic Avenues near all major hotels.
New Jersey Transit and Greyhound provide scheduled service to Atlantic City from their terminal at 13th and Arch Street, Philadelphia.
www.acswim.org /Documents/Transportation.htm   (2360 words)

  
 Long Island Rail Road
The LIRR has two major terminals and one minor terminal in New York City - The major terminals are located at Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan, and the Atlantic Terminal located at the intersections of Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.
When the F train of the New York City Subway was routed beneath the East River from Queens to Manhattan via the 63rd Street Tunnel, provisions were made for this LIRR route.
In 1966 the State of New York purchased the Long Island Rail Road from the Pennsylvania Railroad by acquisition of all of its capital stock, though the Pennsylvania road continued management until, in 1968, the LIRR was handed over to the newly formed Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Authority (MCTA) to oversee its operation.
hobson.typedot.com /Long_Island_Rail_Road   (4725 words)

  
 L (New York Subway) - Iridis Encyclopedia
This route was then extended south, connecting to the 6-track Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation station.
One grade crossing was retained at East 105th Street despite the third rail, and was the last public rapid transit grade crosssing in New York City.
At this point, the 14th Street-Canarsie Line's route took the shape that it still has to this day.
www.iridis.com /L_(New_York_Subway)   (4725 words)

  
 New York (city) - Wikitravel
New York City (also simply referred to as "New York") is an urban metropolis located at the bottom of the Hudson Valley within the Mid-Atlantic region on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States of America.
New York is the USA's largest city, sprawling across a vast metropolitan area that has a population of 22 million (as of 2002, ranked 5th in the world, after Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Seoul).
New York City proper (the core area of interest to the traveler and outside observers) consists of five boroughs, which are actually five separate New York state counties - each borough has an independent local government within the city and a unique culture (each could be a large city in its own right!).
wikitravel.org /en/article/New_York_(city)   (4725 words)

  
 K (New York City Subway service) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Extra rush-hour local service was provided between Manhattan and Eastern Parkway, as well as between Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue (with a transfer to the BMT Fulton Street Line).
This service operated only during rush hours, between 168th Street and the new 57th Street station at Sixth Avenue.
By 1948, this service was known as the Broadway Short Line (probably changed with city ownership in 1940).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/K_(New_York_City_Subway_service)   (1182 words)

  
 Where do New York City street names come from? Here's the answer.
Atlantic Avenue: This street in Brooklyn is one of the longest avenues in New York City.
Madison Avenue: One of New York City's most famous streets in Manhattan was named after James Madison, the fourth president of the United States.
Wall Street: The famous home of the New York Stock Exchange and other financial institutes was named after, believe it or not, a wall built by the Dutch in the 1600s around Manhattan Island to keep out invaders.
www.inetours.com /New_York/Pages/NYC_Streets.html   (1182 words)

  
 New York City Swimming Guide: Beaches and Pools
Manhattan Beach Park A quarter of a mile on the Atlantic Ocean, from Ocean Avenue to Mackenzie Street in Brooklyn.
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Seven and a half miles on the Atlantic Ocean from Beach 1st Street, Far Rockaway to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit, Queens.
The next time you wake up to an irresistable day, convince your boss that you are under the weather and head out to the beach.
www.ny.com /health/swimming   (1182 words)

  
 New York City Swimming Guide: Beaches and Pools
Manhattan Beach Park A quarter of a mile on the Atlantic Ocean, from Ocean Avenue to Mackenzie Street in Brooklyn.
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Seven and a half miles on the Atlantic Ocean from Beach 1st Street, Far Rockaway to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit, Queens.
The next time you wake up to an irresistable day, convince your boss that you are under the weather and head out to the beach.
www.ny.com /health/swimming   (510 words)

  
 Brighton Beach Line - Art History Online Reference and Guide
The 1920 subway portion from the DeKalb Avenue connection to the Fourth Avenue subway is a typical New York City subway tunnel of the Dual Contracts era.
In 1940, the BMT was purchased by the City of New York and operation passed to the city's Board of Transportation, which already operated the city-built Independent Subway System (IND).
A series of mergers and leases put the Brighton Beach Line in the hands of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT), a holding company which eventually controlled most of the rapid transit, streetcar and bus lines in Brooklyn and part of Queens, New York.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Brighton_Beach_Line   (510 words)

  
 cars - Metro
The first elevated railway in the world was the Ninth Avenue Elevated in New York City, opened in 1868 as a cable car and later converted for steam and then electric operation.
The New York City Subway, which has become the world's largest (by some measures), did not open its first section until 1904, but this was a fully separate four-track line, stretching 9 miles (14.5 km) [1] from City Hall to 145th Street.
The first underground railway in continental Europe was completed in Budapest in 1896, after only two years of construction, from Vörösmarty tér (the city centre) to Városliget and the local zoo.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Metro   (510 words)

  
 Cobble Hill Tunnel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was built to reduce the grade of the railroad line on its way to the South Ferry at the foot of Atlantic Street (now Avenue), from which passenger could catch ferries to New York City (Manhattan Island).
The Atlantic Avenue Tunnel. New York City Subway Transit Scenes.
The Atlantic Avenue Tunnel (or Cobble Hill Tunnel of the Long Island Rail Road) is an abandoned railroad tunnel beneath Atlantic Avenue in downtown Brooklyn, New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atlantic_Avenue_Tunnel   (543 words)

  
 The Division of Youth and Family Services(DYFS)
Go 7 blocks to New York Avenue and park at parking garage at 19 S New York Avenue.
Cross Atlantic Avenue and go left on Atlantic Avenue (there will be a shopping center on the right).
Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 38A (Atlantic City Expressway) then follow directions from above for the Atlantic City Expressway.
www.state.nj.us /humanservices/dyfs/DYFSDirections/atlantic.htm   (557 words)

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