Secrets of the New York City Subways by Oscar Israelowitz
Secrets of the New York City Subways by Oscar Israelowitz
Secrets of the New York City Subways by Oscar Israelowitz
Secrets of the New York City Subways by Oscar Israelowitz
Secrets of the New York City Subways by Oscar Israelowitz
Secrets of the New York City Subways by Oscar Israelowitz

Secrets of the New York City Subways by Oscar Israelowitz

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Secrets of the New York City Subways by Oscar Israelowitz
Secrets of the New York City Subways by Oscar Israelowitz
Soft Cover
364 pages
Copyright 2016
9 #1 Seventh Avenue Line Financial District
10 #2, #3 Seventh Avenue Lines Financial District
14 #1, #2, #3 Seventh Avenue Lines Tribeca, SoHo, West Village, Chelsea, Midtown South, Theatre District, Times Square, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, Manhattan Valley, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill, Spuyten Duyvil
37 #2, #3 Lenox Avenue Lines Harlem
42 #4, #5 Lexington Avenue Lines Financial District
47 #4, #5, #6 Lexington Avenue Lines Financial District, Civic Center, Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo, NoHo, Bowery, Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Turtle Bay, Midtown, Lenox Hill, Upper East Side, Yorkville, Spanish Harlem, East Harlem
69 #7 Flushing Line Theatre District, Midtown, Murray Hill
72 A, C, E Eighth Avenue Lines Financial District, Tribeca, SoHo, Greenwich Village, West Village, Chelsea, Fashion District, Times Square, Theatre District
80 A, B, C, D Central Park West Lines Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood
88 B, D, F, M Sixth Avenue Lines Chinatown, Lower East Side, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, SoHo, NoHo, Chelsea, Gramercy Park, Flatiron District, Kips Bay, Theatre District
93 B, D, E, M 53rd Street Lines Midtown, Turtle Bay
94 F Sixth Avenue Line
Lower East Side, Chinatown (same as pages 88-93 on B, D, M) Lenox Hill, Roosevelt Island 102 J, M, Z Centre Street Loop Lower East Side, Chinatown, Little Italy, Civic Center, Financial District
108 R Broadway Line Financial District, Civic Center, Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Midtown, Theatre District, Upper East Side
113 N, Q, R Broadway Lines (neighborhoods same as R train-page 108)
123 L Canarsie Line Greenwich Village, NoHo, Chelsea, Union Square, Gramercy Park, Stuyvesant Town, East Village
125 #1 Broadway Line Marble Hill, Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Fieldston
127 #2, #5 White Plains Road Lines Concourse Village, Mott Haven, Longwood
132 #2 White Plains Road Line Crotona Park East, West Farms, Van Nest, Pelham Parkway, Bronxville, Olinville, Williamsbridge, Wakefield
144 #5 Dyre Avenue Line Morris Park, Pelham Parkway, Baychester, Fish Bay, Eastchester
145 #4 Woodlawn Line Mott Haven, Concourse Village, High Bridge, Morris Heights, University Heights, Kingsbridge Heights, Bedford Park, Norwood
152 #6 Pelham Bay Park Line Mott Haven, Port Morris, Longwood, Hunts Point, Crotona Park East, Bronx River, Soundview, Bruckner, Parkchester, Westchester Square, Unionport, Westchester, Pelham Bay Park
158 B, D Grand Concourse Lines Concourse Village, Melrose, High Bridge, Morris Heights, Tremont, Fordham, Bedford Park, Norwood
163 #2, #3 Lines Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill
166 #2, #3, #4, #5 Lines Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Heights
182 #3 New Lots Line Brownsville, East New York, New Lots
183 #2, #5 Flatbush Avenue Lines Crown Heights, Midwood, East Flatbush
187 A, C Lines Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Brownsville, East New York, Highland Park
195 F, G Lines Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus Canal, Red Hook, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington
199 F Culver Line Kensington, Borough Park, Midwood, Homecrest, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Bath Beach, Brighton Beach, Coney Island
202 B, Q Brighton Lines Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights,
204 S Franklin Shuttle Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant
208 B, Q Brighton Lines Flatbush, Ditmas Park, Fisk Terrace, Midwood, Homecrest, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Coney Island
224 D West End Line Boerum Hill, Sunset Park, Borough Park, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Coney Island
239 G Crosstown Line Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Gowanus Canal, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Tompkins Park North, Williamsburg, Greenpoint
246 J, M, Z Jamaica/Myrtle Avenue Lines Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Highland Park, Cypress Hills
257 M Myrtle Avenue Line Ridgewood, Bushwick
258 L Canarsie Line Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood, East New York, Brownsville, New Lots, Canarsie
272 N Sea Beach Line Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Sunset Park, Dyker Heights, Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Homecrest, Gravesend, Coney Island
276 R Fourth Avenue Line Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Gowanus Canal, Park Slope, Green-Wood Heights, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge
283 #7 Flushing Line Hunters Point, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona, Flushing
294 A Lefferts Boulevard Line Woodhaven, Ozone Park
296 A Rockaway Beach Line South Ozone Park, Broad Channel, Arverne-by-the-Sea, Edge-mere, Far Rockaway
298 S Rockaway Park Shuttle Broad Channel, Hammel, Rockaway Park
301 E, F, M, R Lines Long Island City, Hunters Point, Astoria, Woodside, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Rego Park, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Briarwood, Jamaica
306 G Crosstown Line Hunters Point, Long Island City
307 J, Z Jamaica Lines Cypress Hills, Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Jamaica
310 M Myrtle Avenue Line Ridgewood, Middle Village
312 N, Q Astoria Lines Long Island City, Astoria
314 SIR St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, Clifton, Grasmere, Old Town, Dongan Hills, Jefferson Avenue, Grant City, New Dorp, Oakwood Heights, Great Kills, Bay Terrace, Eltingville, Annadale, Huguenot, Princes Bay, Pleasant Plains, Richmond Valley, Arthur Kill, Tottenville
Back in the days when I was an architecture student at Cooper Union, I had an art teacher who introduced the class to Color-aid paper. We had to design projects using this product. My eyes became so sensitized that I started seeing colors in a new light. Objects seemed to sparkle everywhere I went. One day, I took the subway home from school and started seeing fascinating designs on the subway walls. I started photographing the wall mosaics, terra cotta plaques, etc. I approached one of my teachers at the time, David Hupert, who also worked for the Whitney Museum of American Art. He suggested that I do a special project about art in the New York City subways. This led to an exhibition at the Downtown Whitney Museum in 1973, Watch the Closing Doors-Mosaics of the New York City Subways. It traveled to the Brooklyn Museum, the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, and finally to the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights.
The next phase of this project was a book, Guide to the New York Subways, in 1989. Then there was a major collaboration with Brian Merlis, author of dozens of books about old Brooklyn neighborhoods. The book we published, Subways of New York City in Vintage Photographs in 2004 received rave reviews. We had assistance from Don Harold, founding Director of the New York Transit Museum, Paul Katz, Chief Architect of the New York Transit Authority, and Joe Cunningham, New York City subway historian. We once found a mysterious 1916 photo of an elevated line. Joe Cunningham came out to Brian Merlis' house in Long Island to investigate. He took out his jeweler's loop, spent over an hour looking at all of the fine details in the photo, and determined that it was located in the Bronx. Upon even closer inspection, looking at the rivet connections of the steel girders, it was determined that the image was of the #2 and #5 lines near 180th Street and the Bronx Zoological Park.
Secrets of the New York City Subways is designed to simplify the use of riding the subways of New York City. It is designed to supplement the official New York City Subway Map, which is offered free of charge at any subway "token" or MeroCard booth or on the internet.
Arts & Design, formerly Arts for Transit and Urban Design, was created in 1985 when the subway system was beginning to reverse years of decline through an ambitious capital improvement program. The Metropolitan Transit Authority's leadership determined that original, engaging and integrated artworks should be part of the rehabilitation and construction process and civic leaders and arts professionals agreed, lending their prestige and support to various committees that developed the policies and procedures to include art as an integral part of the rebuilding effort. The program's establishment occurred as both the historic preservation and public art movements began to influence public policy and as cities nationwide began their own rebuilding programs. Arts & Design's work continues to flourish in today's environment, as the use of mass transit continues to grow, and more stations are built or rehabilitated, which in turn increases the presence of art in MTA stations.

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