Architecture / New York

The NYC that Never Was: New York City’s High Speed Monorail

City Island Railroad Car, c. 1910. Photo from Library Congress via Wikimedia Commons.

Imagine if New Yorkers could commute by high speed monorail? A monorail, which would have had the capability of whizzing across the country at 150 miles an hour, was proposed on a smaller scale first in New York City. Officials considered building a 200 …