I posted this long, loving look at the New York subway back in February and now, with The Smoking Nun's new template, I offer an encore look, with the bigger, bolder, brighter images. This is a goodie.
According to MTA, ridership on the New York subway was up by a whopping 24 million rides in 2010 over the year before, totaling 1.60 passengers. The tally is one of the highest since 1950...
For all the whining—mine included—about fare hikes, overcrowding and slow or no service, it's still the best way to travel in NYC, if not the world.
Here's a historic look back over the past 100 years of New York's venerable New York subway system... from the 1920s to the 2010s. (P.S. This was a whopper to put together; I spent more than five hours collecting webbie photos from every conceivable locale.)