How Gotham Saved Its Subways

City Journal editor Brian Anderson and Manhattan Institute senior fellow Nicole Gelinas discuss how New York City saved its subway system after decades of decay and rampant crime that took hold from the 1960s to the early-1990s.

Read Nicole’s piece from the Summer 2016 Issue, “How Gotham Saved Its Subways.”

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  1. Johnny Dubya Member
    Johnny Dubya

    It truly is amazing.  When I moved to NYC in the mid-’80s, the subway cars were depressing and hot.  Graffiti, disrepair, and broken air conditioning were the order of the day.  Today, the cars are almost pleasant.

    Except for the people soliciting one thing or another.  And the riders who never seem to understand proper etiquette (e.g., when the doors open, STAND BACK on the platform and let the people on the car exit before you enter!).

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  2. V the K Member
    V the K

    I am guessing a substantial grant from Wayne Enterprises was involved.

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