New York Subway History; More on the Catholic Church …

by on November 25, 2009

To the Editor:

Growing up in New York, I saw the subway as both a lifeline to the world and an awesomely impressive engineering feat. You could go anywhere for an affordable price: Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Madison Square Garden, the museums, the theater, Coney Island — even Brooklyn.

As a teenager, I once had a date in the Prospect Park section of Brooklyn. It was a two hour subway ride from my home in the Bronx. There was never a second date. It is fascinating to learn that there is an artistic history to this great railroad — beyond the dubious graffiti art of of the 70s and 80s.

Ira Dorter
San Francisco


To the Editor:

Readers who enjoyed this book may also be interested in Pitch Black, Don’t Be Skerd, published by Cinco Puntos Press, which tells the story of a collaboration between Anthony Horton (who lived in the NYC subway tunnels) and myself.

Youme Landowne


To the Editor:

I just don’t understand why the people in this country do not get separation of church and state, and how important it is to our democracy! And many seemingly otherwise extremely intelligent people do not get it either.

Definitely remove their tax breaks the nanosecond they become political!!!

And you’re right, they only care about life inside the womb. But fortunately we have some priests who on their own fight war and oppression.

Terrrie Frye
San Francisco


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