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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Outside the NYPL and on the Subway

Pensive
Photo by myself outside the main branch of the New York Public Library, at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

A photo from a month ago. A woman was having a serious conversation outside the New York Public Library.

You can see one of the signature lion statues, beyond.

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The Times has a new special page in its online Metro Section, called Subway Issue, loaded with all things related to mass transit. Articles include reflections on the commute by various New Yorkers and how to battle for a seat on the train.

Photography lovers will especially enjoy a survey of the subway over its last 106 years. The Subway in Pictures includes images from the 1930s, when tunnels were being constructed, through today.

You get a glimpse of the fashions of each time generation, the evolution of the subway and the city, and an inside look at the true grit of New Yorkers and those keeping the subway running. The subway is a shared experience among New Yorkers. To know the subway to know New York.

For other street photos posted for Street Challenge Saturday, click here.

Related posts: Asleep on the D Train, Napping Together, Underground and On the Ride Home.

6 comments:

arzach said...

my ny photos :-) http://acabhnews.blogspot.com/2010/10/ritratto-di-citta-new-york-in-giro.html#links

valeria said...

She looks really serious...
Hello Kitty! (this sounds so familiar...:-))
Good to be back among old blogger friends!

matt said...

Cool links,I love old photos from the 30/40's. thanks Kitty.

Olivier said...

bien vu la prise, une belle photo de rue. Si cela t'interresse j'essaye de lancer un challenge photo de rue sur mon blog New York

Lily Hydrangea said...

The woman looks so pensive & the lion is her guard.

BANJO52 said...

I feel for her, but it makes a powerful photo.