A look back at what it was like to ride the NYC subway in 1949: VIDEO

Straphangers really had to hold onto their nickels
February 05, 2017 03:30PM

With the city’s population growing, public transit is under increasing stress. But more than half a century ago, things weren’t so different: crowded cars, confusing transfers and dirty stations. The New York Transit Museum Archives recently rereleased a 1949 film about daily subway operations and it is a must see for public transit buffs. Check out the video after the jump.