Boye Lafayette De Mente, “Subway Guide to Tokyo”, 2005 was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Stefan Hohne, “Riding the New York Subway: The Invention of the Modern Passenger”, 2017. The table of contents of the book are listed BELOW.
Chapter #. “Chapter Title”.
1. Utopian Passengers
2. Machines and the Masses
3. Techniques of the Senses
4. Lonely Robots
5. Crisis and Complaint
6. Limits of Containment
Here I presented: Stefan Hohne, “Riding the New York Subway: The Invention of the Modern Passenger”, 2017. The first sentence of each chapter is shown BELOW.
Chapter #. First Sentence.
#0. “On October 27, 1904, shortly before one o’clock in the afternoon, New York City notables emerged from an elaborately decorated City Hall.”
#1. “In the late nineteenth century, as New York politicians, entrepreneurs, and residents discussed the technical details of the coming subway and debated how to fund it, they also thought about what effects the great machine might have on its users.”
#2. “The opening of the New York City subway at the beginning of the twentieth century coincided with a paradigm shift in societal organization across Western industrialized nations.”
#3. “Like all subjective experiences, the meaning of visual, acoustic, and olfactory stimuli is subject to historical change.”
#4. “In the decades following the jubilant opening of the subway, euphoria quickly abated and gradually devolved into quite the opposite.”
#5. “February 1965 was just an ordinary month for the complaints department of the New York City Transit Authority.”
#6. “According to media reports and statistics from the time, 1982 was the worst year in the history of the New York subway.”
#END. “As the history of New York subway passengers teaches us, people will always find ways to throw sand in the gears.”
The New York Metro map is shown ABOVE.
New York City is five (5) parts: 1. Bronx, 2. Queens, 3. Staten Island, 4. Brooklyn, and 5. Manhattan.
The Amtrak trains connection from the New York Metro is at Pennsylvania Station.
The John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport is the connection from the New York Metro to the airline’s.
The New York Metro has 36 lines with 472 stations in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan.
Stefan Hohne, “Riding the New York Subway: The Invention of the Modern Passenger”, 2017 was an exposition on subway travel. The book is of interest in a historical context of urban transportation.
Rashmi Sadana रश्मि साधना ,”The Moving City: Scenes from the Delhi Metro”, 2022 was the topic of an earlier blog post.