2014 in Photos – Your favorites from last year 0

2014 in Photos – Your favorites from last year Photos

As is customary around this time of year, it is always fun to look back on the previous year and what was popular. For the past few years I’ve counted down your favorite articles and social media posts, and today I bring you 2014 in Instagram. Instagram has quickly become...

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Exploring the 4: Arts for Transit Glasswork in the Bronx, Part 2 Trains Photos

Continuing along on our tour of the 4 line’s Arts for Transit glasswork are five more stations – each with a unique piece of art that adds color to the urban landscape. 183rd Street Artist: Jose Ortiz Title: Many Trails Found in the mezzanine area of the station, the glassword...

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Exploring the 4: Arts for Transit Glasswork in the Bronx Trains Photos

As has been readily established on this blog, I’m not much of a fan of subways. The subterranean lack of light has never been of much intrigue to me, though I do find some interest in the stations located above ground. Many of New York City’s above-ground subway stations feature...

Musings on Station Names 16

Musings on Station Names Trains History

You would think that the naming of a train station would be a rather simple and straightforward process… alas this seems to be far from true. If history has shown us anything, station namings (and even renamings) can turn out to be a political or even touchy subject – just...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Marble Hill 10

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Marble Hill Trains History Photos Tuesday Tours

   The old station at Marble Hill, pictured in 1927, and in 1946. As we’ve toured the Hudson Line, we’ve encountered several stations with fairly confusing backgrounds. There are stations that nobody seems to be able to spell correctly, like “Spitendivel” and “Pokipse.” And there’s also Ardsley-on-Hudson, which isn’t in...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: University Heights 6

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: University Heights Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Today’s Hudson Line tour takes us back to the Bronx for a quick visit to University Heights station. Located just less than 9 miles from Grand Central, the station is situated between Morris Heights and Marble Hill stations. The station is named after the section of the Bronx in which...