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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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Sound to Shore

Sound to Shore

The Unbuilt Brooklyn–Queens Crosstown Line

(p.23) 2 Sound to Shore
The Routes Not Taken

Joseph B. Raskin

Fordham University Press

An examination of the plans to build a north-south transit line that would directly connect Brooklyn and Queens. Although a line would be completed in 1937, it came only a series of plans had been proposed and fought over for close to six decades, with the elevated line that was originally called for evolving into a mostly underground line. The plan that was settled upon, while politically palatable, may not have met the needs of the communities that the line was meant to serve.

Keywords:   Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Line, Brooklyn, Queens, John F. Hylan, New York State Public Service Commission, BRT, IND

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