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‘Underground Manhattan, The History of the NYC Subway System’ Webinar
July 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
It’s right there under your feet, you probably ride it every day, but how much do you really know about New York City’s subway system? It’s time to explore one of the oldest and largest public transit systems in the world, from the comfort of your living room.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the history of the New York City subway system — opened in 1904 with a single line serving 28 stations, the City of New York’s subway system has since grown to encompass 472 stations and over 245 miles of tracks, serving nearly 6 million riders per day.
Led by transit expert and licensed tour guide Gary Dennis, our virtual subterranean exploration of the world’s largest rapid transit system will include:
- An overview of New York public transportation back in the 1800s, and why The Great Blizzard of 1888 was the catalyst for a subway system
- The history and inside story of the creation of the original 1904 subway line, and how it grew into the most extensive transportation system in the world
- A closer look at the art, architecture, and secrets hiding in plain sight of stations including Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall, Astor Place, and Times Square
- A discussion around Old City Hall Station, the crown jewel of the subway system, which closed in 1945
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Gary — any and all questions about the NYC subway system are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
“I am a native New Yorker, NY subway aficionado, and product of an insanely competitive family of “know it alls”. My parents, younger brothers, and I all love New York City history, and to get some parental attention I had to be historically correct and entertaining at the same time.
“I love this city and all its peculiarities, and I love sharing it with newcomers, returning visitors or native New Yorkers— I’ll tell you these and other fascinating things you never knew about this amazing place I call home because ‘there are 8 million stories in the naked city’ and I will share with you as many as possible.”
“I liked the expertise and passion of the presenter, interesting facts about subway lines and stations that are part of my everyday commute.” -Yevgeniya
“Host was engaging, informative and hilarious. Very passionate & kept the info flowing at a great pace!” -Liz
“So much information & Gary is such an entertaining presenter, the 2 plus hours flew by. Loved all the photos & history & the fact that he covered so many different aspects of the subway – just a great evening!” -Mary
“Gary was very knowledgeable and had lots of great photos and footage.” -Wendy
“I enjoyed the presenter. He was engaging and charismatic. Great sense of humor. The time flew.” -Mindy
“Learned a lot of NYC history that I hadn’t heard before despite being a life-long NYer.” -Linda
“Our instructor was extremely knowledgeable & presented the information in a very likable manner. I liked the film clips, photos & illustrations too!” -Diane
“Gary was chock full of information and presented it in an organized way, interjecting humor and charisma!” -Mel
“Very informative and engaging. Extremely well presented! A perfect way to escape for a bit while learning new things.” -Emily
“I was able to forget that I was sitting in my living room watching a webinar. Gary took us to a different place with his online tour.” -Melanie
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