Underground Manhattan: The History of NYC Subway System

It’s right there under your feet, you’ve probably ridden it many times, but how much do you really know about New York City’s subway system? It’s time to explore one of the oldest and largest public transit systems in the world, from the comfort of your living room.

Join us as we explore the history of the New York City subway system — opened in 1904 with a single line serving 28 stations, the City of New York’s subway system has since grown to encompass 472 stations and over 245 miles of tracks, serving nearly 6 million riders per day.

Led by transit expert and licensed New York City tour guide Gary Dennis, our fast-paced virtual subterranean exploration of the world’s largest rapid transit system will include an overview of New York public transportation, the history and inside story of the creation of the original 1904 subway line, a closer look at the art, architecture, and secrets hiding in plain sight of stations including Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall, Astor Place, and Times Square.

Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Gary — any and all questions about the NYC subway system are welcomed and encouraged!

FREE! Registration is required. Please Note: This is a virtual program via Zoom. Participants will receive a link to the program via email upon completing registration.