'Lost Subways' Goes Live At New York Public Library
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 05:49 PM
(New York, NY - WNYC) New York's Lost Subways loom large in the mind for things that aren't there.
Our January post, map and radio feature about the city's "ghost system" of never-built or abandoned lines sparked a robust public reaction. More than 5,700 TN readers talked them up on social media. And that fearsome cultural arbiter, New York Magazine's Approval Matrix, placed us not in the page's Lowbrow / Despicable quadrant -- where we always thought we'd end up -- but the Highbrow / Brilliant quadrant.
Best of all, New York Public Library took notice and invited us to cross the threshold of the esteemed Mid-Manhattan branch and give an illustrated talk about our lost subways research -- where they would've gone and why they weren't built -- and how tricky it was to come up with the post's cool interactive map.
Come by to say hello! And comment below to let us know where you'd build a new subway.