New York subway - the largest and one of the oldest in the world and first trains ran over the land - are still in some parts of Brooklyn, Harlem and the Bronx all the way and left. Underground - this is on the one hand, a "special district" of New York, on the other - an integral part of all of its elements, which has its own unwritten rules.
Every day on the subway ride up to five million residents of New York.
Up to 96th Street in the usual motley crowd wagons folk. Go to 110th Street, the crowd thins out, losing a substantial part of white people. On the 116th almost no white on the 125th in the car are some blacks. This is Harlem.
Metropolitan New York is composed of two incompatible networks, built by different companies.
New York subway is full of rats. Rats can sometimes be seen directly on the platform, and, as a rule, swarming in the debris piles, abandoned on the way to the platform. Decades of efforts to eradicate populations of rats in the subway system were not successful. In March 2009, the Transit Authority announced several changes in its strategy to control pests, including the new formula and the poisons of the experimental traps.
In the movie The Code (2008) as coaches of the New York subway cars were photographed 81-717/714 Mytischinskogo production engineering plant. In reality, human resources and coaches 81-717/714 filmed in Sofia metro.
Many believe that the construction of the subway in New York began in the early XX century. But the first branch, which became the prototype subway was dug in 1865. The tunnel, 95 meters long, was built in 58 days and ran under Broadway, between Warren Street and Murray Street.
there are a lot of abandoned stations, but none of them are not so striking as the City Hall. This station is planned as the largest and most central part of the subway system of New York, but in reality turned out differently. Beautiful, on a special curved line of the station played a cruel joke with her, making financially unfit. Because of this, failed to extend the platform and adapted to train a new generation. As a result, the station was closed City Hall December 31, 1945, but is still partly used as a through train line.
From morning till 9 pm the subway is safe, including the long branches. From 9 pm to 12 midnight, and subway safety is no doubt only in the busiest parts of Manhattan. After midnight, no sane New Yorker on the subway will not go down.
For global statistics, every twentieth suicide occurs in the metro.
Although the metro New York is neither clean nor the frequency of trains, but this is the only subway, which runs around the clock.
Among the records recorded by Guinness Book of Records, is the minimum time it took for you to visit all stations of the New York subway.
In this task, there are options:
Class B - with stops at every station.
Class C - with a visit to each station, without a mandatory stop, which makes possible the use of express trains.
Class A - essential travel to all parts of the paths connecting the station.
And if you go for a long time ... then for JFK and subway will end in the ocean.