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Zoom Secrets of the NYC Subways
Monday, July 26 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | add to Google Calendar
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Enjoy a breathtaking one hour virtual tour of the history, architecture and art work of the New York City Subways. We start with a palatial City Hall station (opened on October 27, 1904)–a masterpiece with its Guastavino tile arched ceiling, stained-glass skylights and brass chandeliers. The tour continues with terra-cotta bas reliefs of American bald eagles at the 33rd Street station. There is a view of the grand steel arched viaduct above the 125th Street valley in Harlem which rises over sixty feet. There are gorgeous stained-glass windows on elevated lines, sculptures of “little creatures” on the 14th Street (A, C, E and L) lines, including a brass alligator coming out of a manhole. We will talk about the original elevated lines which crossed over the Brooklyn Bridge, the Malbone Street train wreck during the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and the old Sheepshead Bay Race Track.
Presented by Oscar Israelowitz. Oscar has been presenting slide shows, lecture programs and guided walking, bus and boat tours and now Zoom programs since the early 1980s to hundreds of congregational groups, schools, senior citizen and adult living groups, public libraries and college and university groups throughout the New York metropolitan area.