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The New York Transit Museum and Atlas Obscura present: The Race Underground

July 23, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Subway workers in New York (between 1910 and 1915) Photo by Library of Congress

Join Atlas Obscura for an evening with the New York Transit Museum and author Doug Most as he delves into the history of the first subways and the saga of their late 19th century development. Set against the backdrop of the Transit Museum’s own 1936 subway station, Doug Most, author of The Race Underground, will be sharing the fascinating story of two rival American cities, their rich, powerful and sometimes corrupt interests, and an invention that changed the lives of millions.

Atlas Obscura will be hosting an exclusive beer and wine reception prior to the reading. Come early for this rare opportunity to explore the Museum and it’s impressive collection, after hours and free from the crowds! Guest reception begins at 5:30PM and will be followed by the reading and discussion, 6:30 – 8:00PM

Advance tickets recommended.

The New York Transit Museum is located in Brooklyn Heights at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street. This program is presented in partnership with the New York Transit Museum.


July 23, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The New York Transit Museum
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, 11201 United States
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