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Cover of "By the El Milling along 46th Street as the uptown local approaches overhead 89th Street station in the snow Bus moves on 99th Street beneath an elaborate El superstructure Empire State Building in the distance, beyond El tracks with a family in the foreground Pert young woman walking past Victorian stained glass 34th Street station looming above the sidewalk 95th Street hardware store under the tracks

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With a new section on the El in The Bronx

Additional illustrations ... And every vintage photo individually restored to its original vivid color

Two new essays by officials at the Bronx Historical Society and New York Transit Museum

stunning !
New York Times – "The City" section's favorite books of 2007

arresting !
Kirkus Reviews (Kirkus Discoveries)
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fascinating !
“Heaven & El,” by Maxine Shen, The New York Post

Comprehensive !
Joe Franklin, iconic New York City radio talk host

Exhaustive !
Linda Hall, in New York magazine

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larry and lothar stelter with a "gun hill road" sign from the ellarry and lothar stelter with a sign from the gun hill road station on the el
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tile from the old el station at 149th street
bronx historical socity seal

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