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Friday, September 28, 2021

exit hereIn the beginning, the IRT and other portions of the New York City subway system were privately-owned.

The Depression killed off those business ventures. If you think the time is ripe for another go at the idea, these discarded subway signs are waiting for you on Houston Street. Heck, maybe with the mounting outrage over proposed MTA fare hikes in 2008, a private tube would be embraced — assuming it doesn’t go belly-up within the first few days.

This scene photographed by me just a few days ago, as part of the MWW Group’s Nikon D80 Picture This Project, naturally. Click here or above to embiggen.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 09/28/2007 08:26:30 AM
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