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Last Run of the Third Avenue El

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Thursday, May 12, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Johnson E. Fairchild speaking from the Cooper Union at Third Ave. and 7th Street marking the last run of the 3rd Avenue El. The following day, Friday, May 13, 1955 will be the first day in 77 years where the El has not run.

 

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

 

WNYC archives id: 8280

Contributors:

Johnson E. Fairchild

Comments [2]

Irving Estella from Queens

Wonderful piece of NY nostalgia. I also did not hear a thing that could be construed as either politically incorrect or socially inappropriate.

May. 13 2014 03:52 AM
sparky from Babylon

Great recording, they should have kept the el, Chicago has theirs and there's no problems with it, just a political move on part of a dysfunctional mayor at the time. BTW, there is no language that's not offensive to anyone, stop sticking this politically correct crap on everything. too damn sensitive nowadays.

Dec. 22 2013 12:18 PM

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