From the October issue: Government officials announced 61 years ago this month that more than 900 families would be displaced from Manhattan’s West Side to make way for the Lincoln Tunnel’s third tube.
The Port of New York Authority — today called the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — said it would purchase about 90 buildings that housed thousands of low-and middle-income residents and commercial tenants to make way for entrances and exits for the new $90 million tube. The buildings were between Ninth and 10th avenues and 30th and 41st streets. The demolition began in 1953. [more]