Happy Birthday…to the New York Subway!

       On this date in 1904, the first underground line of the New York Subway system opened.  Prior to that, all transportation in the City was on the surface; in fact, the first elevated line – the IRT Ninth Avenue Line – had opened 35 years earlier.  But a severe snowstorm in 1888 – the Great Blizzard of ’88 – dumped almost 2 feet of snow onto New York City, convincing city leaders to investigate means of underground transportation.  Thus was born the subway system.  In spite of rising fares and service cutbacks, it’s still the easiest – and I also believe the most fun – way to get around this huge City.  At 106 years old, it’s still a thing to enjoy…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my website, http://www.randolphmase.com.  In the near future, I’ll have excerpts of my books that you can read, accessible through my site.  Please check it out!   

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://twitter.com/randolphmase 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale

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