Chapter 3 – New York Underground

NYC Imports: Artisans and Applied Mathematicians?

When I read accounts of the heaving masses of early New York, I’m sometimes surprised the island didn’t just give up and sink back down into the Atlantic Ocean. The steady stream of people who flock to the city for its opportunities brings a cons…


Mission New York

BY USAMA HUSSAIN
My first two days in New York have been a whirlwind but in New York it’s business as usual …


Umbrellas and Socks and Bears O MY!

Hopping on a complex network of underground trains may seem to be a modern means of transportation but parts of the New York’s subway system have been around for over one hundred years. In the early 1900s the use of electric trains underground was pe…


Time Travel…

Down the subway station of Union Square was another city of its own, people running around trying to catch the next train, it felt like I would be attacked if I swiped my card incorrectly and stalled the line. The subway station was like a portal,…


Sub, sub, sub, SUBWAY!

Ok. Second day of class is gone to the history, so I can talk about it a little bit. New York City, New York and Modernism, New York and Modernity. Visible in everything here, especially in a subway system.  What is a subway in my understandi…


An Ode, to the Subway.

Songs were sung,   Tales were told.   Oh, ye subway of the (now) & old.Long, (not so) long ago, when I was little girl, I saw the dinosaurs. Dead ones, flesh stripped off – skeletons, spooky. Archaic and Old. Frozen. Like my face was…