Oscar Israelowitz 364 pages softcover
Construction of the subways of New York City started in 1900 and is still ongoing. The finest architects, engineers, craftsmen and artisans were commissioned to create one of the greatest subway systems in the world. There are hundreds of works of art throughout the subway system designed by such prominent architects and artisans as Heins & LaFarge, the Guastavino Brothers, Squire Vickers, Herbert Dole and Jay Van everen. In more recent years, the MTA commissioned noted artists and sculptors to enhance the stations. This book is much more then a guide to the art and history of the subway system. It is a guide to New York City vis-a-vis every subway station in all five boroughs. At each station, there is information about "what's upstairs" or "what's downstairs". There is information abouth the hundreds of museums, historic landmarks, noted architectural structures, parks, the high line, the Statue of Libertym historic Richmondtown, the New York Wheel, Dutch farmhouses, Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.