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The Routes Not TakenA Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System$
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Joseph B. Raskin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823253692

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.001.0001

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Ashland Place and the Mysteries of 76th Street

Ashland Place and the Mysteries of 76th Street

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(p.137) 6 Ashland Place and the Mysteries of 76th Street
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The Routes Not Taken
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Joseph B. Raskin

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0006

This chapter discusses plans to build a subway line along Fulton Street in Brooklyn that would have extended into southeast Queens. Although part of the line was completed and put into service, the full line was never completed, although there have long been rumors about how part of the line was actually built. Chapter 6 separates fact from legend and also looks at the previous plans for the Fulton Street line that would have connected it with the BMT, rather than building as part of the IND system, as well as the efforts to demolish elevated subways in the city, rather than keeping them in service.

Keywords:   Fulton Street Subway, Fulton Street Elevated, IND, Transit Planning, Elevated Subways

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