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  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:24 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
2nd Avenue & 86th St., 1981.....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155841

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
If the photo is taken at 2nd and 86th, why is the destination 91 St? I am also puzzled ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 333
Views: 108002

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:24 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
A week ago, I enjoyed the thread of buses or trolleys in front of Brooklyn movie houses. As per the West Farms post, maybe we could find Bickford's.
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For the young folk, we could think of a NY o ...
  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 339
Views: 10899

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:49 pm   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
Have you found any photos of the Comprehensive buses on the 65th-66th Street route? Mom brought me and my sister on one such eastbound across the park in the days when they had nickel turnstiles and k ...
  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 339
Views: 10899

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:48 pm   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
I think the destination of fishbowl 8478 is NO PASSENGERS.
  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 339
Views: 10899

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:03 am   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
Long ago, I purchased two excellent histories of the PCC, one by cities, one chronological, but I cannot find them. The two portal views in the previous post show some of the many differences as the c ...
  Topic: Roosevelt Island Tram/QB Ry/Subways/Els
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 166
Views: 4938

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:44 am   Subject: Roosevelt Island Tram/QB Ry/Subways/Els
I presume that image 141879 was taken somewhere between Dollar Tree and St. Jude's church in Canarsie. It shows well why elevated 3rd rail had no protection board. The shoe dropped down onto the rail ...
  Topic: Roosevelt Island Tram/QB Ry/Subways/Els
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 166
Views: 4938

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:26 pm   Subject: Roosevelt Island Tram/QB Ry/Subways/Els
Do not neglect a visit to the excellent website crafted by historian Otto Vondrak. www.nywbry.com
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Dad rode the system and knew it well before abandonment. In the 1960's he disputed historians ...
  Topic: Let us not forget.....
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 10
Views: 790

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:50 pm   Subject: Let us not forget.....
This is in the New York City buses forum. Which bus routes were affected in the 1960's when the superblocks of the WTC were assembled?
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The twists and turns of the M20 west of West Street amaze m ...
  Topic: Roosevelt Island Tram/QB Ry/Subways/Els
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 166
Views: 4938

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:03 am   Subject: Roosevelt Island Tram/QB Ry/Subways/Els
You are right about the Interborough. My sole experiences with trolley poles on L cars date from a brief trip to Chicago about 1962. Dad and I rode the Lake St. L while the embankment route was being ...
  Topic: October 31, 1956: An Era Ends In Brooklyn
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 144
Views: 14608

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:54 pm   Subject: October 31, 1956: An Era Ends In Brooklyn
The old-fashioned lines of elderly B&QT convertible #4573 contrast sharply with sleek, new (postwar) TWIN COACH #1733* (bus is signed for "32-GATES AVENUE")

Note the complex "spe ...
  Topic: October 31, 1956: An Era Ends In Brooklyn
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 144
Views: 14608

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:54 pm   Subject: October 31, 1956: An Era Ends In Brooklyn
The old-fashioned lines of elderly B&QT convertible #4573 contrast sharply with sleek, new (postwar) TWIN COACH #1733* (bus is signed for "32-GATES AVENUE")

Note the complex "spe ...
  Topic: October 31, 1956: An Era Ends In Brooklyn
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 144
Views: 14608

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:12 am   Subject: October 31, 1956: An Era Ends In Brooklyn
In this scene from 1946, we see a double-ended B&QT Peter Witt, with prewar TWIN #D-1244 on the left, running on the "#33 HAMILTON".....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?118114

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  Topic: On this day in 1948 (a new era begins)
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 92
Views: 4519

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:21 pm   Subject: On this day in 1948 (a new era begins)
The westbound bus passing Rogers Department store was before my 1940's memory. It could have been Surface Transportation on the Pelham Parkway route or a Reservoir black-and-white bus from Boston Post ...
  Topic: On this day in 1948 (a new era begins)
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 92
Views: 4519

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:21 pm   Subject: On this day in 1948 (a new era begins)
The westbound bus passing Rogers Department store was before my 1940's memory. It could have been Surface Transportation on the Pelham Parkway route or a Reservoir black-and-white bus from Boston Post ...
  Topic: On this day in 1948 (a new era begins)
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 92
Views: 4519

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:59 pm   Subject: On this day in 1948 (a new era begins)
I must correct your year.
"When the fares went up on July 1, 1947, many additional free transfer points were established between the IRT, BMT, and IND. Wherever practical, barriers were torn dow ...
 
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