Secrets of New York City's Subway

Secrets of New York City's Subway

Constant Wonder

New York, New York

Episode: New York, New York

  • Jan 4, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 28:22 mins

At its debut in 1904, the New York subway impressed the world. Here are the stories of the people who made the dream of the subway a reality, including one unlucky laborer who was shot unceremoniously out of the subway tunnel and into the harbor by a sudden change in air pressure! Today, New Yorkers may grumble about the subway or simply take it for granted. Here's a look at the way it transformed the city. Guest: John Morris, author of "Subway: The Curiosities, Secrets, and Unofficial History of the New York City Transit System"