Film ads that week will try to claim their picture was "the #1 film in America!
" Anytime that isn't actually true, the ad will narrow the superlative down by genre, like "the #1 comedy in America!
(The line would have ended at 168th St., where the Jamaica El once terminated.) The subway would have run directly under the El along Broadway giving it direct competition for passengers, and (in Hylan's opinion) draining revenues from the BMT.
Two tracks of the Lafayette Avenue subway would connect with the proposed First Avenue line.
He regularly made it difficult for the IRT and BRT to expand their lines or obtain funding (the 5 cent fare was a losing proposition and could not be changed without city approval).
To get even with the private operators, he wanted a subway run by the city "independent of the traction interests". From the Harlem River, the line would run to 161st Street, the Bronx, and split into two 3-track routes: one to Fordham Road & Southern Blvd and the other to Webster Ave.
Nowhere in the world does classic tropical island moments better than the Thai Islands.
From there it was three tracks to Broadway (Brooklyn) to Cypress Hills, where the line would continue on the present-day BMT Nassau Street-Jamaica Line.
On April 25th, 1921, the New York Transit Commission was formed to develop a plan to resolve the overcrowding and delays on the current lines in any manner it saw fit, including "recapturing" existing lines from the privately owned rapid transit subway and elevated lines.