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Sketch of the first subways in New York City. Image via NYPL.

Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
  • Our First Subway Was Much Nicer [Gothamist]: Our first underground transit system in NYC was a pneumatic subway created by Alfred Ely Beach, and despite being constructed back in the 1870s, some aspects of it were a lot nicer than the crowded old cans we ride in today. For one, this subway’s station had chandeliers and a waiting room with a piano. Secondly, it doesn’t appear anyone ever had to claw their way out of a stalled train.
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