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New York Transportation HistoryCreated by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1920
The history of New York City's transportation system. New York City is distinguished from other U.S. cities for its low personal automobile ownership and its significant use of public transportation. New York is the only city in the United States where over half of all households do not own a car (Manhattan's non-ownership is even higher, around 75%; nationally, the rate is 8%). New York City has, by far, the highest rate of public transportation use of any American city. New York City also has the longest mean travel time for commuters (39 minutes) among major U.S. cities.

The Second Industrial Revolution fundamentally changed the city – the port infrastructure grew at such a rapid pace after the 1825 completion of the Erie Canal that New York became the most important connection between all of Europe and the interior of the United States. Elevated trains and subterranean transportation ('El trains' and 'subways') were introduced between 1867 and 1904. Private automobiles brought an additional change for the city by around 1930, notably the 1927 Holland Tunnel.
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[View of B.T. Babbitt's "best soap" factory buildings, New York City] / J.A. Shearman.

[View of B.T. Babbitt's "best soap" factory buildings, New York City] ...

Drawing from elevated perspective shows a soap factory, roof tops, street activity, and 9th Avenue elevated railroad, looking northwest across the Hudson River to the New Jersey Palisades. Inscribed upper righ... More

New York City--The development of rapid transit - the first train on the Gilbert Elevated Railroad passing through Sixth Avenue, near the Jefferson Market Police Court, April 29th

New York City--The development of rapid transit - the first train on t...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 46, no. 1,182 (1878 May 25), p. 201.

Looking along the Bridge from Brooklyn to New York

Looking along the Bridge from Brooklyn to New York

83938 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright, 1899, by Strohmeyer & Wyman. Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, New York; London; Toronto-Canada; Ottawa-Kansas.

Flatiron Building, New York, N.Y.

Flatiron Building, New York, N.Y.

Corresponding glass transparency (with same series code) available on videodisc frame 1A-30841. Title devised by cataloger. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 062021. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Broadway and Times Building (One Times Square), New York City

Broadway and Times Building (One Times Square), New York City

Title from jacket. "Dup" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 033879. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Election night in New York -- Times B'ld'g. and the "Great White Way" (B'dway from 42nd to 34th Sts.)

Election night in New York -- Times B'ld'g. and the "Great White Way" ...

H89656 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1907 by H.C. White Co. On mount: The "Perfec" Stereograph. (Trade Mark.). Patented April 14, 1903. No. 69.

Suffragettes at train tracks, New York

Suffragettes at train tracks, New York

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... More

A black and white photo of a group of people - FSA / Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a group of people - FSA / Office of War Inf...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

A couple of men standing next to each other on a sidewalk. Office of War Information Photograph

A couple of men standing next to each other on a sidewalk. Office of W...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information ... More

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) Airport, New York, New York, 1956-62. Model in construction

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) A...

Box. no. 3. No. 544. Title and date from Eero Saarinen by De Long and Peatross, 2008. Credit line: Balthazar Korab collection of photographs showing Eero Saarinen architecture, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) Airport, New York, New York, 1956-62. Interior

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) A...

Box. no. 3. No. 581. Title and date from Eero Saarinen by De Long and Peatross, 2008. Credit line: Balthazar Korab collection of photographs showing Eero Saarinen architecture, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) Airport, New York, New York, 1956-62. Early model

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) A...

Box. no. 3. No. 532. Title and date from Eero Saarinen by De Long and Peatross, 2008. Credit line: Balthazar Korab collection of photographs showing Eero Saarinen architecture, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

A portion of New York City's High Line, a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail

A portion of New York City's High Line, a 1.45-mile-long elevated line...

High Line was created on the abandoned New York Central Railroad West Side Line in Manhattan. Led by the landscape architecture firm of James Corner Field Operations, the spur was redesigned as a "living system... More

Looking down on New York's skyscrapers--from Woolworth Tower (S.W.) over Battery to Statue of Liberty and harbor

Looking down on New York's skyscrapers--from Woolworth Tower (S.W.) ov...

Stereograph showing an elevated view looking down on various skyscrapers. J218946 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyrighted by Keystone View Company. No. 16774.

Stillwell Avenue Station, Intersection of Stillwell & Surf Avenues, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

Stillwell Avenue Station, Intersection of Stillwell & Surf Avenues, Br...

Significance: The Stillwell Avenue Station was built as part of a massive expansion and unification of New York City's subway system known as the Dual System of Rapid Transit, which was one of the largest civil... More

Stillwell Avenue Station, Intersection of Stillwell & Surf Avenues, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

Stillwell Avenue Station, Intersection of Stillwell & Surf Avenues, Br...

Significance: The Stillwell Avenue Station was built as part of a massive expansion and unification of New York City's subway system known as the Dual System of Rapid Transit, which was one of the largest civil... More

Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between New York City & Brooklyn, New York, New York County, NY

Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between New ...

Significance: This single span suspension bridge contains one of the longest suspension spans in the U.S., and had the largest carrying capacity in the country when it was built. It is unusual in that it was d... More

Ellis Island, Ferry Building, New York Harbor, New York, New York County, NY

Ellis Island, Ferry Building, New York Harbor, New York, New York Coun...

Survey number: HABS NY-6086-D Building/structure dates: 1935 Initial Construction National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000058

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Spanning East River between Whitestone, Queens & the Bronx, Bronx, Bronx County, NY

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Spanning East River between Whitestone, Queen...

Survey number: HAER NY-308 Building/structure dates: 1939 Initial Construction

Macombs Dam Bridge, Spanning Harlem River Between 155th Street Viaduct, Jerome Avenue, & East 162nd Street, Bronx, Bronx County, NY

Macombs Dam Bridge, Spanning Harlem River Between 155th Street Viaduct...

Significance: The bridge was designed by eminent structural engineer Alfred Pancoast Boller and was a considerable municipal endeavor as well as a significant engineering feat. It is the third oldest major bri... More

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-first-Thirty-third Streets, New York, New York County, NY

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-fi...

Significance: The construction of Pennsylvania Station was one part of a large building program undertaken in 1903 by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Included in this program was the construction of tunnels ... More

Main St. & Shelton Square, Buffalo, N.Y.

Main St. & Shelton Square, Buffalo, N.Y.

J160250 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; W. H. Brandel; September 21, 1911; DLC/PP-1911:44357. Copyright claimant's address: Buffalo, N.Y.

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

The famous Bowery, North from Grand Street, New York City, U.S.A

The famous Bowery, North from Grand Street, New York City, U.S.A

H36645 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright 1903 by H.C. White Co. On mount: The "Perfec" Stereograph. (Trade Mark.) Patented April 14, 1903. No. 9.

Herald Square and New York Herald office, home of a great American newspaper, Broadway Sixth Ave. and 36th St. New York City

Herald Square and New York Herald office, home of a great American new...

H41141 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyrighted 1904 by William H. Rau. No. 5626.

Mott Street, New York, N.Y - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Mott Street, New York, N.Y - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Chinatown. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018616. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

"L" Station, Chatham Square, New York

"L" Station, Chatham Square, New York

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue P (1906). "2798 G" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018620. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Excavating the site for the new Subway Station of the Pennsylvania Railway in, New York City

Excavating the site for the new Subway Station of the Pennsylvania Rai...

H114073 U.S. Copyright Office No. 14246. Public domain photograph of New York, stereoscopic card, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Incline from subway to suburban concourse, Grand Central Terminal, N.Y. Central Lines, New York

Incline from subway to suburban concourse, Grand Central Terminal, N.Y...

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 072975. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Suffrage demonstration at Park Row, New York City]

[Suffrage demonstration at Park Row, New York City]

George Grantham Bain Collection. Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Subway porter, George Grantham Bain Collection

Subway porter, George Grantham Bain Collection

Photograph shows an African American women with a duster, working as a subway porter at a subway station, New York City, 1917. Numberr on cap says: "IRT 3594 Porter." (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015) Tit... More

The hall of iron, Pennsylvania Station, New York

The hall of iron, Pennsylvania Station, New York

Prints shows passengers in the steel-and-glass concourse of Pennsylvania Station. [His Railroad series] Wuerth, 703. Edition of 50? Inscription on plate in reverse: The Hall of Iron P R R. Signed and dated on p... More

A black and white photo of a man holding a bag of food - FSA / Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a man holding a bag of food - FSA / Office ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

[52nd Street, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1948]

[52nd Street, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1948]

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress). Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 464 (gottlieb assignment) 464 (assign... More

Stillwell Avenue Station, Intersection of Stillwell & Surf Avenues, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

Stillwell Avenue Station, Intersection of Stillwell & Surf Avenues, Br...

Significance: The Stillwell Avenue Station was built as part of a massive expansion and unification of New York City's subway system known as the Dual System of Rapid Transit, which was one of the largest civil... More

Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between New York City & Brooklyn, New York, New York County, NY

Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between New ...

Significance: This single span suspension bridge contains one of the longest suspension spans in the U.S., and had the largest carrying capacity in the country when it was built. It is unusual in that it was d... More

Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between New York City & Brooklyn, New York, New York County, NY

Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between New ...

Significance: This single span suspension bridge contains one of the longest suspension spans in the U.S., and had the largest carrying capacity in the country when it was built. It is unusual in that it was d... More

Path Transit System Bridge, Spanning Hackensack River, Kearny, Hudson County, NJ

Path Transit System Bridge, Spanning Hackensack River, Kearny, Hudson ...

Significance: This structure is one of a series of bridges constructed in the early twentieth century to carry railroad lines through northern New Jersey towards New York City. It is a skewed vertical lift bri... More

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Lackawanna Terminal, Main Street & Buffalo River, Buffalo, Erie County, NY

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Lackawanna Terminal, Main Str...

Significance: The terminal's double deck train shed, attributed to Lincoln Bush, is considered to be significant as an early example of the innovative use of reinforced concrete. Unprocessed Field note materia... More

The Rail road suspension bridge: near Niagara Falls

The Rail road suspension bridge: near Niagara Falls

Print shows sightseers on the lower left at the edge of the Niagara River with a railroad suspension bridge at center and Niagara Falls in the distance. Caption continues: Length of bridge 822 feet, height abo... More

South Street Seaport, Piers 17 & 18, South Street into East River at Fulton Street, New York, New York County, NY

South Street Seaport, Piers 17 & 18, South Street into East River at F...

Significance: Piers 17 and 18, located in the South Street Historic District Extension, stand as physical evidence of the water-oriented economy of New York City in its developmental years. The current piers w... More

Macombs Dam Bridge, Spanning Harlem River Between 155th Street Viaduct, Jerome Avenue, & East 162nd Street, Bronx, Bronx County, NY

Macombs Dam Bridge, Spanning Harlem River Between 155th Street Viaduct...

Significance: The bridge was designed by eminent structural engineer Alfred Pancoast Boller and was a considerable municipal endeavor as well as a significant engineering feat. It is the third oldest major bri... More

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-first-Thirty-third Streets, New York, New York County, NY

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-fi...

Significance: The construction of Pennsylvania Station was one part of a large building program undertaken in 1903 by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Included in this program was the construction of tunnels ... More

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-first-Thirty-third Streets, New York, New York County, NY

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-fi...

Significance: The construction of Pennsylvania Station was one part of a large building program undertaken in 1903 by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Included in this program was the construction of tunnels ... More

Pennsylvania Station, New York Terminal Service Plant, 250 West Thirty-first Street, New York, New York County, NY

Pennsylvania Station, New York Terminal Service Plant, 250 West Thirty...

Significance: The New York Terminal Service Plant was constructed as an integral component of the original Pennsylvania Station complex and served as a power generation and control center for the station, its t... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Fireboat EDWARD M. COTTER, Moored on the Buffalo River at 155 Ohio Street, Buffalo, Erie County, NY

Fireboat EDWARD M. COTTER, Moored on the Buffalo River at 155 Ohio Str...

Significance: According to the National Historic Landmark nomination, Fireboat EDWARD M. COTTER has the distinction of being not only the oldest operating fireboat in the Great Lakes, but also in the United Sta... More

Grand Central Post Office Annex, Forty-fifth Street & Lexington Avenue, Southwest corner, New York, New York County, NY

Grand Central Post Office Annex, Forty-fifth Street & Lexington Avenue...

Significance: The Grand Central Post Office Annex was envisioned as a key element of the Grand Central Station complex, one of the most important example of monumental urban planning in the United States. Desig... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

West 55th Street & West 56th Street Piers, Hudson River at West Fifty-fifth & West Fifty-sixth Streets, Manhattan, New York, New York County, NY

West 55th Street & West 56th Street Piers, Hudson River at West Fifty-...

Significance: The piers at West 55th and West 56th streets are important and rare remains of historic transatlantic commerce in the Port of New York, being two of only three municipal piers built for this traff... More

Hook Windmill, North Main Street at Pantigo Road, East Hampton, Suffolk County, NY

Hook Windmill, North Main Street at Pantigo Road, East Hampton, Suffol...

Significance: The Hook Windmill is one of eleven surviving 18th and early 19th century wind-powered gristmills on Long Island. The mill is one of three extant windmills built by Nathaniel Dominy V, a prominent... More

Holland Tunnel, Beneath Hudson River between New York & Jersey City, New York, New York County, NY

Holland Tunnel, Beneath Hudson River between New York & Jersey City, N...

Significance: The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) jointly designated, on May 2, 1984, the Holland Tunnel as an engineering landmark "... in rec... More

Labor Day parade, Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y.

Labor Day parade, Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y.

Title from jacket. "Xtra" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 032176. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Looking N.E. over the curve of the Manhattan elevated railway at 110th Street (60 ft. high) New York

Looking N.E. over the curve of the Manhattan elevated railway at 110th...

H42455 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1904 by Underwood & Underwood. On mount: Works and Studios, Arlington, N.J., Littleton, N.H., Washington, D.C. No. 2.

Italian neighborhood with street market, Mulberry Street, New York

Italian neighborhood with street market, Mulberry Street, New York

Title devised by cataloger. "G 349" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 09349. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Herald Square, New York - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Herald Square, New York - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

"716-23" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013106. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Lithographs of New York in 1904 drawn by Joseph Pennell. No. 11, Broadway above 23rd Street J. Pennell

Lithographs of New York in 1904 drawn by Joseph Pennell. No. 11, Broad...

Print shows a street-level view of Broadway in New York City, with pedestrians on the sidewalks, tall buildings on the right, and the elevated railroad in the background. Signed with lithographic crayon on low... More

City street view, George Grantham Bain Collection

City street view, George Grantham Bain Collection

Photograph shows an automobile parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City, welcoming suffragist Sara Bard Field on November 26, 1915. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013 and similar Bain negative LC-B2-3681-8) Tit... More

A black and white photo of a city street. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a city street. Office of War Information Ph...

Annotation on original negative jacket. This image in a jacket marked "Killed" Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washi... More

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) Airport, New York, New York, 1956-62. Interior

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) A...

Box. no. 3. No. 574. Title and date from Eero Saarinen by De Long and Peatross, 2008. Credit line: Balthazar Korab collection of photographs showing Eero Saarinen architecture, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) Airport, New York, New York, 1956-62. Interior

Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (originally Idlewild) A...

Box. no. 3. No. 576. Title and date from Eero Saarinen by De Long and Peatross, 2008. Credit line: Balthazar Korab collection of photographs showing Eero Saarinen architecture, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

[Lower Manhattan Expressway, New York City. Model, transit hub]

[Lower Manhattan Expressway, New York City. Model, transit hub]

Forms part of: The Paul Rudolph Archive. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:126.

[Lower Manhattan Expressway, New York City. Model, wide view with transit hub]

[Lower Manhattan Expressway, New York City. Model, wide view with tran...

Forms part of: The Paul Rudolph Archive. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:126.

[Lower Manhattan Expressway, New York City. Section with monorail]

[Lower Manhattan Expressway, New York City. Section with monorail]

Forms part of: The Paul Rudolph Archive. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:126. Conservation no. 8.10.2396.12.

Manhattan new york city time square building. A double decker bus driving down a city street

Manhattan new york city time square building. A double decker bus driv...

Architecture stock photograph: A red bus is driving down a busy city street / A double decker bus driving down a city street.

A scene reminiscent of those depicted in movie high-speed chases beneath the 125th Street subway station in the Harlem neighborhood of upper Manhattan borough, one of five such county-like political jurisdictions in sprawling New York City

A scene reminiscent of those depicted in movie high-speed chases benea...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:052-2) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Ca... More

New York City subway train tracks bisect the Moshulu Parkway neighborhood of The Bronx, one of five county-level divisions within sprawling New York, New York

New York City subway train tracks bisect the Moshulu Parkway neighborh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:052-2) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Ca... More

Atlantic Ave. Avenue, subway entrance, Brooklyn, N.Y

Atlantic Ave. Avenue, subway entrance, Brooklyn, N.Y

"Entrance to Long Island Railroad" over arched doors at right. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 072144. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Along the noted Bowery, New York

Along the noted Bowery, New York

Photograph shows elevated railroad, delivery wagons, buildings and people in lower Manhattan. 83936 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1899 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. On mount: Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, New... More

A black and white photo of a group of people. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a group of people. Office of War Informatio...

Annotation on original negative jacket. This image in a jacket marked "Killed" Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washi... More

Whitehall Street Ferry Terminal, 11 South Street, New York, New York County, NY

Whitehall Street Ferry Terminal, 11 South Street, New York, New York C...

Significance: The municipal Ferry pier is the last remaining ferry terminal on the East River and shows the expression of the beaux arts style in structural steel. Survey number: HAER NY-90 Building/structure... More

Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between New York City & Brooklyn, New York, New York County, NY

Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between New ...

Significance: This single span suspension bridge contains one of the longest suspension spans in the U.S., and had the largest carrying capacity in the country when it was built. It is unusual in that it was d... More

8 Greenwich Street (House), New York, New York County, NY

8 Greenwich Street (House), New York, New York County, NY

Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-77 Survey number: HABS NY-474 Building/structure dates: ca. 1909 Initial Construction

South Street Seaport, Piers 17 & 18, South Street into East River at Fulton Street, New York, New York County, NY

South Street Seaport, Piers 17 & 18, South Street into East River at F...

Significance: Piers 17 and 18, located in the South Street Historic District Extension, stand as physical evidence of the water-oriented economy of New York City in its developmental years. The current piers w... More

South Street Seaport, Piers 17 & 18, South Street into East River at Fulton Street, New York, New York County, NY

South Street Seaport, Piers 17 & 18, South Street into East River at F...

Significance: Piers 17 and 18, located in the South Street Historic District Extension, stand as physical evidence of the water-oriented economy of New York City in its developmental years. The current piers w... More

South Street Seaport, Piers 17 & 18, South Street into East River at Fulton Street, New York, New York County, NY

South Street Seaport, Piers 17 & 18, South Street into East River at F...

Significance: Piers 17 and 18, located in the South Street Historic District Extension, stand as physical evidence of the water-oriented economy of New York City in its developmental years. The current piers w... More

University Heights Bridge, Spanning Harlem River at 207th Street & West Harlem Road, New York, New York County, NY

University Heights Bridge, Spanning Harlem River at 207th Street & Wes...

Significance: The University Heights Bridge, a steel Pratt/Howe truss, pin-connected, rim bearing swing span draw, with Warren truss approach spans, is one of the oldest swing-type bridges and the third oldest ... More

Macombs Dam Bridge, Spanning Harlem River Between 155th Street Viaduct, Jerome Avenue, & East 162nd Street, Bronx, Bronx County, NY

Macombs Dam Bridge, Spanning Harlem River Between 155th Street Viaduct...

Significance: The bridge was designed by eminent structural engineer Alfred Pancoast Boller and was a considerable municipal endeavor as well as a significant engineering feat. It is the third oldest major bri... More

Lincoln Tunnel, Under Hudson River from New Jersey to West Thirty-ninth Street, New York City, New York, New York County, NY

Lincoln Tunnel, Under Hudson River from New Jersey to West Thirty-nint...

Survey number: HAER NY-307 Building/structure dates: 1937 Initial Construction

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-first-Thirty-third Streets, New York, New York County, NY

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-fi...

Significance: The construction of Pennsylvania Station was one part of a large building program undertaken in 1903 by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Included in this program was the construction of tunnels ... More

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-first-Thirty-third Streets, New York, New York County, NY

Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-fi...

Significance: The construction of Pennsylvania Station was one part of a large building program undertaken in 1903 by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Included in this program was the construction of tunnels ... More

Broadway from Union Square to Madison Square, New York, U.S.A. Broadway desde la Plaza de la Union hasta la Plaza de Madison, New York, E.U.de A.

Broadway from Union Square to Madison Square, New York, U.S.A. Broadwa...

Stereograph showing trolleys, carts, and carriages on street. 44353 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1892 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. On mount: Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, Liverpool; New York; Chicago; Toron... More

Pennsylvania Station, New York Terminal Service Plant, 250 West Thirty-first Street, New York, New York County, NY

Pennsylvania Station, New York Terminal Service Plant, 250 West Thirty...

Significance: The New York Terminal Service Plant was constructed as an integral component of the original Pennsylvania Station complex and served as a power generation and control center for the station, its t... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York ...

Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N508 Survey number: HAER NY-122 Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY

Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Boroug...

Significance: A part of the first Subway system constructed in New York City. Survey number: HAER NY-68 Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1973 Building/structure... More

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