The Arteries of New York City, 1941

26/01/2012 § 1 Comment

“Manhattan acts like a heart”

A lovely documentary by Encyclopedia Britannica Films on the myriad of transportation options to and from Manhattan available to the New Yorkers and New Jerseyans of 1941.  Great images of commuters, the subway, trains, buses, Grand Central, the New Jersey ferry system and — the very best part — my office building on Fifth Avenue at the 5.27 mark. 

As a native Californian, mass transit is still a relatively new development in my life, but come next rush hour I will definitely be thinking of the generations of Manhattan strap hangers that have come before me.  I only wish the commuters of today looked just as stylish.

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§ One Response to The Arteries of New York City, 1941

  • Wicked! Thanks for sharing.

    I like to pretend my life is a lot like these educational films from the 40s with music and everything.

    Can’t even imagine how things are in California! Here in Toronto we’re pretty connected any which way you need to be (although, the system’s slightly corrupt…W.E./Whatever)

    Thanks for following!

    -The Eye x

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