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Manhattan s Lost Streetcars

Author : Stephen L. Meyers
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By the first quarter of the 20th century, Manhattan had well over 400 miles of streetcar trackage, an investment of several million dollars. Less than 50 years later, the rail system had completely vanished. Manhattan's Lost Streetcars chronicles the finance, political pressures, and advancing technology behind Gotham's streetcar networks from 1890 to 1935. The story ends with the dismantling of the system. Manhattan's Lost Streetcars recalls a bygone era when public rail transportation was aboveground and New Yorkers rode the Metropolitan Street Railway, the Green Lines, the Manhattan Bridge Three Cent Line, and the Brooklyn & North River line, among others. It features images of the independent rail companies and the individual lines that made up a vast public transportation network in Manhattan.

Lost Trolleys of Queens and Long Island

Author : Stephen L. Meyers
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An amazing assortment of electric trolley lines once traversed the towns and villages of Queens and Long Island. With names like Jamaica Central, Northport Traction, Ocean Electric, and the Steinway lines, some meandered across meadows and hills while others sped over elevated tracks. There was even one line that had streetcars but no tracks. In the end, all of them helped stitch the countryside into the concentrated suburban area it is today—with barely a trace of the trolleys left anywhere.

Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck Workbook

Author : Joyce A. Cascio
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Manhattan Users Guide

Author : Charles Suisman
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An all-inclusive guide to New York City features little-known resources and amusements, tips on dealing with the city's problems, and advice on the best services, shopping, and restaurants, all organized into useful categories such as Arts & Diversions, Coping, Services, Restaurants, Spirits, Sports, and Stores. Original.

1939 the Lost World of the Fair

Author : Professor David Hillel Gelernter
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Offers a compelling portrait of the 1939 World's Fair in New York City, examining its pivotal post-Depression and pre-World War II climate and citing its role in history and international relations. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

Manhattan Transients

Author : Sharon Fusselman Mizener
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Master of Manhattan

Author : Lothrop Stoddard
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Lost Broadway Theatres

Author : Nicholas Van Hoogstraten
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Bulletin of Central Electric Railfans Association

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Murder in Manhattan

Author : Thomas Chastain, Mary Higgins Clark, Dorothy Salisbury Davis
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Surging Cities

Author : Theodore Tremain McCrosky
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Manhattan Diary

Author : Richard Lamparski
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New stories about Peggy Lee, Truman Capote, Lynn Bari, Dorothy Parker, Joan Bennett and more.

Traffic Regulation on Manhattan Island in the City of New York

Author : H. Ann Martin
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Railfan Railroad

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Operation Maintenance

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New Jersey a Guide to Its Present and Past

Author : Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (N.J.).
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New Jersey

Author : Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey
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New Jersey a Guide to Its Present and Past

Author : Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey
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Proceedings of the Conference

Author : Western Association of State Highway Officials
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Lost Brooklyn

Author : Marcia Reiss
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Brooklyn has had many faces over the course of its fascinating history. It has transformed from being a major center of industry in the 19th century to being the hippest and most populous of New York's five boroughs today. Lost Brooklyn traces the cherished places that time, progress and fashion swept aside before concerned citizens or the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecker's ball. Organised chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, Lost Brooklyn features the much-loved buildings, industries and modes of transport that have been lost, replaced or transformed in the name of progress. Losses include: Brooklyn Naval Hospital, Brooklyn Shipping Piers, Brooklyn Sugar Refining Co., Brooklyn Velodrome, Coney Island Clubhouse, Dreamland, Ebbets Field, the Elevated Railway, Fulton Ferry, Fort Lafayette, Fox Theatre, Hotel St. George, Luna Park, Schaefer Brewery, Sheepshead Speedway, Steeplechase Park, Streetcars, Williamsburg Plaza.